Sunday, October 04, 2009

Sunday Miscellanea

I took a nice 5 mile trail run this morning. Actually it is nice in retrospect. It felt kind of difficult while I was doing it. There was no elation involved in this run. There was a brief spike in my pace however when I was running away from a dog. A large unrestrained dog. But don't get me started about large unrestrained dogs in parks where signs are posted that they are to be leashed.... don't get me started... don't get me started...

Yesterday I got to spend the day with my sober daughter. She has changed so much in the last 8.5 months. To watch new sobriety this up-close and personal is a revelation to me. It is so different than "working" with someone. I am "just" her mom, and therefore do not want to know the mechanics of her sobriety. We talk about AA a lot, because it is really the center of both of our lives, but separately. We got to go to an AA event last night and it was really fabulous to watch her whip a meeting directory out of her purse when someone asked where a meeting was. It is also fabulous to watch her start to calm down and start to turn her thoughts to others. She takes time aside each day to make phone calls to other women who are newer than she is ... just to check and see how they are. That is the kind of AA I got sober in. It seems foreign to the kind of AA I am involved in now which makes me profoundly sad.

Courage to change the things I can?

So now I shall plant myself on the sofa, turn on the fireplace, turn on the endless procession of Sunday football games, and will do some work that I committed to do.

Have a wonderful, sober Sunday everyone.


8 comments:

dAAve said...

Same to ya.

~Christina~ said...

Its so nice to see that you have sobriety in your loved one. I once had that experience, and I cant tell you how gratifying it was. You are both lucky to have each other....blessings!

Carol said...

It's a blessing to hear from you every day. I'm sorry if I was critical last week when I asked you to listen to your body and take care of your health. I'm taking my own advice and calling my own doctor tomorrow to see what he thinks about my joint stiffness. It's acutely changed in my knees/hips this summer and last night I remembered that it was spring when I had a deer tick bite. It never developed a bulls eye but the timing of it all has my attention. Bless us everyone.

Scott W said...

Another sober Sunday, ahhhhh.

enchantedoak said...

There was no elation in the run, you said. That struck a chord for me. Yet the run was run, the work was done, and blessings come. Will you visit me someday?
Chris A

Ed G. said...

I'm happy for both you and your daughter. You give me hope.

Blessings and aloha...

Pam said...

Oh you know I can relate sista!
It's amazing and scary at the same time for me.

Syd said...

I am so glad for your daughter. It sounds as if she will keep the AA that you love so well as her legacy also.