Sunday, January 03, 2010

Sunday Morning

Last night was wonderful. There were so many people here it was awesome. People I have never seen at night watch before showed up at my front door, which was wonderful. There was enough food for 100 more people, most of which I packed out the door with people, but I forgot things - like three huge bags of chips sitting on my kitchen counter - how did I forget those??!?!? And those are a problem food for me - so they have to be out of here - today!

We got nine phone calls. One was a legitimate 12 step call. Two were probably close to 12 step calls. I got to talk with a drunk woman at about five minutes till 11 last night. She was crying. She said she would go to a meeting today. I hope she does. (She wouldn't give me any other information)

What a wonderful thing to answer your phone and have someone ask "is this AA?" and be able to respond "yes, it is!"

Two of the guys sat with me until 11 when the phone shift was over. We talked about the things AA members talk about. Once again the paradox - when we were finally defeated and could think of no better ideas, we were willing to try AA. And once we tried AA, we were admitted into a world of which we had never dreamed. AA worked. We, each of us, never drank again, and we each have lives that we never dreamed we could have. And wonderful friends to top it all off.

I have to get ready for church. I slept late and my whole schedule is off kilter. But in a good way.

I am grateful I get to spend another day sober and I hope you all will join me.

8 comments:

Syd said...

What a great thing! I am glad that you talked to the lady. Hopefully, she will go to a meeting today. Again I must say that you inspire me.

Kim A. said...

Makes me with I was there with you all. I would have brought my spinach and artichoke dip for the chips. As Syd said, you are an inspiration dear.

Namaste

Annette said...

What a gift to be able to share!! Thank you so much for being there. Someday I hope its my daughter making that call and I hope that she gets someone like you on the other end of that phone MC.

Lou said...

Good stuff...all around (except the chips).

Mike Golch said...

what a great posting,I hope that she goes to a meeting and stays with it.

Enchanted Oak said...

I love that paradox: Surrender to win. The great fact for us is that we mournfully give up our old ideas, and through the AA Steps we are rocketed into that fourth dimension of existence. Such a deal!

Scott W said...

Give it away to keep it. What a concept! The war is over and I lost, but in the end I won. Flips me out sometimes and I love it!

Ed G. said...

Thank you for your service and your willingness to help keep the doors open on the front lines.

Blessings and aloha...