Sunday, November 06, 2011
The first is that I have deleted a post. I don't believe I have ever done that before.
I posted something about a sponsee last night. I was and am a little bit frustrated with her. Even though you don't know who she is, I really don't have a right to discuss her here.
I woke up feeling that way this morning. But then I had a couple of comments and thought maybe it wasn't so bad to discuss the way we sponsor people.
However, some of you have decided she isn't "willing to go to any length," and some of you are worried she will get drunk because of the way she is being judged. And the last comment just suggested she go to therapy.
None of this is fair to her. She is a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous. That's really all that matters.
I was one of those who did not get sober and then get perfect over night. I wonder if anyone decided I was too big a pain in the ass to stay sober. If they did, they were wrong. It just didn't look too good on me. Sobriety took a long time to sort of fit me right.
I apologize to the universe for saying anything less than kind about her.
We are all children of God and I believe he wants all of us alcoholics to get sober. We all deserve every chance we can get. And what a sin it would be to get in the way of someone's spiritual progress.
God help me to help where I can and get out of the way where I should.
And especially help me with my big mouth (which translates to happy fingers with the keyboard).