Monday, May 31, 2010

The End of a Four Day Weekend...

Another summer season is officially kicked off. I started mine the way I like to start it - with lots of AA meetings, lots of fellowship, lots of rest, lots of runs, some family time, lots of good stuff. I feel rested and ready to go back to work tomorrow.

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.

8 comments:

Syd said...

It sounds as if you had a glorious weekend. I hope that you do get to see your old friend soon. There seem to be more and more losses the older I get--not unexpected but sad nonetheless.

Seems strange that I don't have to get up in the dark in the morning. I actually get to sleep in.

Scott said...

lots of gratitude and a wonderful weekend!! we finally went out and picked up a new stove.. ours was about 5 yrs over due for replacement lol!

Scott said...

by the way, I love your porch...

Andrew said...

Yes, losing so many is a hard pill to swallow, yet one of those things we must accept.

I think it may be important for you to see your old friend again.

Carverlane said...

We love you, Mary Christine! Nice to sit here again with a cup of coffee catching up on your news. Just a normal, sober life...very refreshing!

Kim from sAn Antonio

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Losing is not as amazing to reflect on as the gains we've received even counting the losses sometimes.

I'm glad I count more gains these days. :)

Thanks for this, what a wonderful reflection!

AnyEdge said...

Sounds like a lovely Memorial Day. I envy you.

marie said...

what an enjoyable post to read! Glad your holiday weekend was so grand!