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)