Friday, July 24, 2009

Into my 26th year...

With a heart full of gratitude.  And joy.  And love.  

I have had an absolutely wonderful day.  It started with a 6:30 a.m. meeting and ended with a 7:30 p.m. meeting - which I just got home from.  I spoke at both of the meetings.  Speaking at two meetings in one day is a bit indulgent... especially since some of my friends came to both meetings.

I am just so grateful for a loving God who has been so so so so good to me.  I could have never earned this sobriety, this sober life, these sober friends, this sober family!  

To look out from the podium and see my daughter and her ex sitting there - both sober - was almost more than I could bear.  In the best possible way.  

I am utterly spent and heading for bed.  I need to be up early to get to the 6:30 meeting tomorrow morning.  

I always watch whether a person goes to a meeting on the day AFTER their birthday.  And I think it is a good sign when they do.  Too many decide to rest on their laurels after a big one.  Think I will try not to do that.

Thank you for all of your well-wishes.  They are truly appreciated.  

8 comments:

dAAve said...

I don't entirely agree that you didn't earn your sobriety. Without your participation, it simply would not have happened (IMHO).

Here's to a happy weekend.

Scott W said...

6:30 is just way too early for a Saturday morning! Are you gonna wear your new earrings?

Madison said...

You just keep getting up and going back. That's the miracle of you. No excuses.

Mary Christine said...

I have no internet access today. Qwest will send someone tomorrow. If I get any energy later I will go somewhere with wi fi and post comments - which I can't do on my blackberry.

Mary Christine said...

Ok, I figured out how to post comments from my blackberry. But it is a pain.

Ed G. said...

Thanx again for your considered example...

Would there were 1.9 million more like you...

Blessings and aloha...

Scott said...

happy beginning of your 26th year :-)

Syd said...

MC, glad that you had a good day. I am posting from my I Phone and agree that it' a pain