Tuesday, April 17, 2007

April Madness

The club where I attend most of my meetings is about 2 miles from Columbine High School. Some of my friends had children at Columbine that day. One of my friends lost his niece that day. Everyone in this community has been touched in one way or another by the 1999 tragedy. The massacre at Virginia Tech has opened these wounds. I pray for all those affected by these tragedies.

I am so grateful to be a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, where we need never be alone with our problems again. We never need to feel isolated and alone and unloved again. Of course, we still have the option of ignoring this wonderful miracle in our lives, but we don't have to.

- I got my taxes paid yesterday. Phew. Someday I hope not to have to write those checks in April.
- I got the project I have been whining about finished yesterday. I hope not to read or hear another word about adolescent suicide for a very long time.
- I talked with my daughter yesterday and told her that I felt that I was getting to spend time with someone I haven't seen for a long time. She said she told her boyfriend that she felt like she was seeing an old friend when we had dinner on Sunday.
- I am going to be so late for work today, and I didn't even run.... I slept late today.

"This brought me to the good healthy realization that there were plenty of situations left in the world over which I had no personal power - that if I was so ready to admit that to be the case with alcohol, so I must make the same admission with respect to much else. I would have to be still and know that He, not I, was God." -- As Bill Sees It, p. 114


Syd said...

M.C., I was at the site where Columbine occurred last summer. I walked through the park where many of the kids ran to hide. It made me think about what we do to each other and what we do to ourselves. I too am so grateful for the fellowship where I can now express how I feel without any judgment or fear. Thanks for a wonderful post.

Shannon said...

OH man, yes watching the news yesterday made my heart break for those kids and their parents and reminded me of that day... My prayers go out to them.

I just love and appreciate you.
Islept in today too ahahhaha
and thanks for keepin an eye on Bayleigh, she is having a great time : )

lushgurl said...

I just love you so much today, that's all...HUGS

recoveryroad said...

That shooting spree is awful. :-(

Sounds like you're keeping busy and getting lots done. Cool.


Meg Moran said...

yes, we hug our kids and each other as we remember that pain, and think about the grace in our lives today.


I love you.

BigSkymAAck said...

I have not completely disappeared. I have been busy. Should be in Denver next Thursday night.

lash505 said...

It's a scary world we live in. I got an extension on my taxes.

Trudging said...

About six years after I graduated several people were shot to death at my college. Disgruntled mentally ill graduate student. Eventhough I was years and half a country away, I felt like I had been there. I felt like the gunman had stolen part of my youth.

Weird I know but...

Scott W said...

Mankind makes it so difficult on itself sometimes. And what is it about school that pisses off so many people? Sad.