When I came home from the meeting, I wrote in my journal:
"I have a feeling this is a new life for me. A real life."
That might have been one of the most prophetic things I have ever written!
This morning I am heading out early to pick up my daughter so that she can come to the meeting where I celebrate my birthday. I am thrilled that I get to sit in an AA meeting with my daughter - we do this 2 times a year - her birthday and mine. And it is good.
My life today, although not perfect, is beyond the wildest expectations I may have had when I got sober. I could not have even imagined this life. I am certainly glad I am not the architect of my own life, I would be living in a shack! Instead, I did what you all told me to do, and turned my will and life over to the care of God, and today I get to live a life that I could have never designed. As far as lives go, I think it is a "mansion."
Thanks be to God, and to the program and fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.