Today I got a new dishwasher and stove. I am very excited about that.
I am very grateful that my son is 3 miles down the road - and not half way around the world fighting in a war.
I am very grateful that my daughter is sober today - sober for 16 months. She and 5 others on 3 Harley Davidsons decided to pay me a visit this evening. Gosh, that is a noisy way to visit someone. It was fun though. And reminded me of my early sobriety.
They gave me an update on a man who was a sober friend before he was my sober boyfriend for 10 years - he is not doing well. He has had a series of strokes. He could not see my daughter yesterday when she said hello to him at the meeting. But when she told him who she was, he reached out for her hand and told her "say hello to your mom, it is very important for you to tell her that I said hello." Oh dear Lord, I need to see him, and I think I need to see him very soon.
I can hardly stand the number of people that I seem to be losing.
But I am grateful for the number of people that God has seen fit to put in my life for me to love. And they have loved me back. Oh, what a good thing it has been.
And I know it is not over, just changing.
God has been so good to me. And I know he will continue to be.