Monday, July 21, 2008

Aftershocks

Maybe a serious car accident could be compared to an earthquake?  With aftershocks?  I feel all shook up.  Physically, spiritually, mentally.  It is probably good.  

I went to a meeting yesterday morning and then church.  Folks at the meeting already knew about the accident and I was greeted so warmly, it really touched my heart.  At church, I just cried.  I am so profoundly grateful to be alive and sober and healthy and happy.  

I spent literally hours on the phone yesterday.  I am so blessed to have friends who deeply care about me.  Years in AA will do that for a person.  

I am off to a meeting now and then a full day of work.  Gladly.  Gladly. 

12 comments:

Trudging said...

I am so glad that you are ok

Pam said...

You have not been off my mind. I've been living my life, and you keep poping in. Jeez I hope you are taking care of yourself...little potato puff.

One Drunk to Another said...

Back in 2006, I had two accidents, one month apart, the second totaled my car (on my 11 year sobriety date). I think it took me a year to really process those events and recover fully. Seems like a long time, but serious accidents are just that -- serious, whether you walk away or end up in a body cast. Thank God you are physically okay -- I love reading what you say every day.

Trailboss said...

I tend to be very emotional as well. Both of my parent were that way, especially my mom. I think that it is good mentally to release the tears and let them flow rather than the opposite. I am so glad you are ok, physically. The mental part will probably take a bit longer. I can't imagine how scared that must have been. We are all blessed to know you.

Lou said...

I too have met so many people through church & Al-A that would never have been in my life otherwise. It's a blessing!

kel said...

So glad you are OK and here with us to keep on sharing.

loungedaddy said...

Oh my goodness! I am so glad that you are ok. I just read that another blogger, a Phatmasser, lost a friend in a car accident.

Things like this remind that no moment at all is to be taken for granted.

Again, glad that you are well.

Syd said...

I'm glad that you are okay, even though shaky is something to be expected after such an accident. Take it easy on yourself though.

AlkySeltzer said...

Whatever we ALL are doing today...let us do it gladly. Gladly! That's my "word-for-the-day" (maybe also tomorrow!).

GLADLY,
Steve E.

Scott W said...

No surprise you are still shaky. Just pay attention during this time, your HP may be wanting you to notice something.

AlkySeltzer said...

MC, I got in my own licks on "Another sober, etc.", late today, but I'd like to double-dip in your comment section: I am just SO happy to finally, this late in life to know God, to love God, and be willing and able yet to serve Him in the fashion of Alcoholics Anonymous! And I thank my Great, Grt, Grt, Grt, Grt, Grand-Sponsor Bill Wilson, for bringin to us all the message of victory over ourselves using God's help as translated by our recovering brothers and sisters.
Amen? -grin-...again?
Steve E.

dAAve said...

I'm here.
Go to bed now.