Monday, July 05, 2010

Sunrise over the Gulf of Mexico

I got to sit on our hotel room balcony this morning to pray and watch the sun rise over the Gulf of Mexico (a bit of it that is not ruined - yet). We will head out this morning to start our long drive back home.

We are both full of love, gratitude, hope, serenity, and all of the things you take away from a huge gathering of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Words utterly fail me right now. I cannot begin to describe the experience of being at my first International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous. Add to that the fact that I shared the experience with my daughter, who is now sober 16 and a half months - her first International as well, obviously. And my sponsor (not her first), her husband, old friends, new friends, blogger friends, friends I had never met before... it was all amazing.

I am happy to be heading back home to my own little corner of the world. Belonging is something I found in Alcoholics Anonymous, and it is something that I never take for granted. Thank God there is a place where I belong... in the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous - and also place called home. I am heading there.... two days of driving ahead.



Carverlane said...

Hey MC, maybe you can run behind the car to get your ten miles in? Just a thought! Have a safe trip!

Kim from sAn Antonio

dAAve said...

LOL @ Kim.
Not a bad idea, though if M will slow down a little bit. haha

Glad yall got to see the beach.
Have a safe drive and all that stuff.
It sure was a nice weekend, eh?

Linda Myers said...

We spent the evening of the 4th in the Denver airport - thunderstorms - for five hours. But we had enough of the convention to keep us peaceful.

There is nothing like the first one! Glad you made it.

Syd said...

Have a safe trip home. I am glad that you had such a wonderful time.

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