Saturday, January 09, 2010

So Many People

About an hour ago I sat down for the first time today. And then I got on the phone. I owe several more phone calls and they are going to have to wait until tomorrow. I made the phone calls today that couldn't wait until tomorrow.

This morning my daughter and I went to the 6:30 meeting. There was a young man there with a badly bruised face, including two black eyes, who raised his hand. He never once smiled during that meeting. Oh, it hurt to look at him. My daughter talked about being new (now that she will celebrate a year on Thursday) and erasing every single phone number in her phone and replacing them with the women in her AA group. Sitting one day on her front porch, smoking a cigarette and just punching in a number at random because she didn't know anyone... and just saying "hi, how are you?" and the voice on the other end asking "who is this?" the rest is history as this woman is now her sponsor. She has taken my darling daughter through all of the twelve steps using the big book of Alcoholics Anonymous. Praise God.

What a joy it is to have a sober daughter.

It seems that a lot of people have a lot of things going on right now. I am grateful that I am someone who can be called when there are things going on. I have been busy busy busy all day long.

And I also need to say that my blog is not a democracy. This is my blog. If you want to advertise something you need to take it elsewhere. Particularly if you have some agenda contrary to AA. I will no longer allow you to try to hijack some of my readers. I am going to be a lot more free with my delete button in the future.

9 comments:

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Lou said...

MC, I love ya, mom to mom.

dAAve said...

Looks like someone didn't get the message.

Here's to a lovely Sunday.

Mary LA said...

Prayers for your lovely daughter. My first year celebration meant the world to me.

Scott W said...

We dealt with one protagonist, now we have this spam coming on. I don't understand how someone thinks taking the two minutes to post a spam comment will advance their product. Tis mysterious.

Scott said...

I would like to advertise the peace and love I've found in AA!! (sorry MC, I had to play a lil bit!)

On a mroe serious note... It's just so awesome that you and your daughter are being restored to a wonderful relationship a day at a time thanks to AA and the 12 Steps. It is simply another miracle!

Pam said...

God must be exhausted with the work he has done with our two daughters this past year. Did ya ever think it????
I'm still awe struck with my girl. Yours too sweet pickle relish.

Kim A. said...

Ditto what Lou said. My kid is in better Hands today than mine. So am I.

Namaste

Syd said...

I'm so happy for your daughter. Life is indeed good. We are doing a Big Book study at my homegroup prior to the regular meeting. It is such a good thing for us to read that book which I believe was divinely inspired.