Thursday, March 29, 2007

Hurry, hurry, hurry!

This is the first time in about a year and a half that I have forgotten about HNT. I pulled this photo from the spares... I have so many photos I have taken for HNT and never used, this is one of them. It was taken one morning while driving home from a run.

My daughter left rehab after less than 24 hours. The good thing is she walked from there, with nothing but the clothes on her back, and found a ride to an NA meeting. I picked her up from there.

I got to sit in my car and watch my daughter and the others file out of the room, and silently watched the love in the action of giving a newcomer your phone number, talking to her, telling her a bit of your story, putting your arms around her and telling her to keep coming back. I was sitting in my car with tears in my eyes. It was truly miraculous. We do this stuff every day and I don't think we have any idea what it means to a newcomer or their families. It was a revelation to watch this.

And now I am off to church for my 5 a.m. regular time. This is, by far, the best time of my week!

"If you still think you are strong enough to beat the game alone, that is your affair. But if you really and truly want to quit drinking liquor for good and all, and sincerely feel that you must have some help, we know that we have an answer for you. It never fails, if you go about it with one half the zeal you have been in the habit of showing when you were getting another drink. Your Heavenly Father will never let you down!" -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 181 (Dr. Bob's Nightmare)

11 comments:

Michael said...

Ive just tagged you at my place

lushgurl said...

WOOO HOOO...leggies!!!

As for your precious daughter, the seed has now been planted, from one who tried, (unsuccessfully) to 'go back out', THE PROGRAM F*KS UP OUR DRINKING/USING!
And YOU, my dear, are doing GREAT!
Love ya & HUGS

Scott W said...

A heart warming post. Thanks.

Christine said...

she got to a meeting--what a miracle!

Gwen said...

Great pick. I am glad your daughter made it to a meeting. You are all in my prayers.

Happy HNT MC~

Sober Chick said...

I am grateful for the loving arms of AA and NA. What a beautiful experience and how tender you describe it.

Diego said...

Great stuff...Yesterday I went to a NA meeting myself....

Pam said...

I'm sorry about the baby girl...this may just be the right path for her....I've discovered that I don't know anything about what works for others....I continue to scoop up and love all girls my daughters age when they come in the rooms.....I'll always be looking for yours darlin'....

Meg Moran said...

I watched my Jolie get those hugs..and I have cried those tears...you and I are joined at the heart
(But I never beat up a clown)

dAAve said...

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Mary Christine said...

dAAAAAAAAAAAAAve! You're Back! Yay!