A fabulous time was had by all at my house today. What a thrill to see my big brother at my door. And the rest of the family. There were so many people in here. There was so much food. And most of it got eaten. The kids liked the little hamburgers we made (sliders), and the adults went more for the bratwurst. My brother enjoyed eating potato salad made from our mother's recipe.
And this year, I get to not only be grateful for my sobriety, but also my daughter's. She was thrilled to be a part of a family celebration. She has been so dysfunctional for so long that she has not even seen her favorite uncle for 12 years... or her cousin... and never met the little ones. She had the best day. What a thrill it is to watch her go through those early revelations of what sober life is. Getting to be a part of a family again, etc.
So, I wish I could serve you all up a piece of apple pie, with some vanilla ice cream on the side, but I can only give you a virtual piece.
So, here is a virtual slice of apple pie in celebration of our independence from alcohol. God Bless us, and God Bless America.