Monday, November 02, 2009

All Souls Day

I am getting back to work this morning after a nice, busy, full-of-family weekend. Yesterday my son and his girlfriend brought over an elk roast and I cooked it. He was so thrilled to have actually gotten an elk this year when he went hunting. The roast was very very good. I made a huge dinner, the menu mainly based on requests - elk roast, baked potatoes, green salad, focaccia, apple pie (home made - of course, do you really need to ask?) and ice cream. It was a lovely afternoon, with the minor exception of the loss of our football team... that is OK.

I spent Saturday with my daughter, the recovering alcoholic. It was a nice day. We were driving here and there getting this and that, we just have the most fun together. In the evening, as I was driving her to an AA dance after our portion of the day was over, she just said in the most casual way, "I love AA." I could have cried. I know that sentiment was not expressed for me, it was truly heartfelt. And it might have meant that she loves going to AA dances and dating AA men, but I have a feeling that is only a part of what she meant. Because earlier in the day she had met with her sponsor, she had gone to a noon meeting and attended the business meeting of her group. I think she has a pretty good feel for a well-rounded AA experience. And it is my experience that people who immerse themselves in the program and the fellowship tend to stay sober.

I better get ready for work. It is lovely to do this in the daylight! I might not wear mismatched socks for a while!

9 comments:

Lou said...

I'm sure the behavior you modeled has much to do with your daughter working the program. It is truly a blessing for you both.

Ann said...

How amazing to share recovery with your daughter!!! A bond like that is unbreakable!

Scott W said...

What a blessing!

dAAve said...

You lost your football team??? But Ijust saw them on the telly. Try looking there.

Ok. I'm off to immerse myself. I love getting drenched in AA too.

Ed G. said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend. I'm glad you could and did enjoy it.

Blessings and aloha...

Kim A. said...

Good food, homemade pie, family, football, and fellowship...I love Alanon (and you AA guys/gals) too!

Namaste

Hope said...

Elk roasts make the most delicious dark gravy. Yum!

Syd said...

Nice that your daughter loves AA and all that it has to offer. She seems filled with gratitude.

Scott said...

your weekend is what being sober is all about... it's just that simple MC! wonderful!