Monday, April 23, 2012
Boards and Baby
Today at work I had some time, so I decided to walk to the downtown noon meeting. I am so thrilled to report that it was a good meeting. I liked the feel of the room. I liked that I met a woman there, and we walked back to our offices together. She is also named Mary and has been sober for 20 years. She said there are a lot of people in that group sober between 20 and 30 years. How wonderful to not feel like an old, freakish relic.
While I was watching the baby, one of my sponsees called 3 times within 10 minutes. I had opted not to answer because I wanted to just be with the baby. After the 3rd call, I listened to the voice mail. She is out of her mind with upset because a member of our group has gone out. I believe she was sober 6 years. And if I had to bet money on who would drink again, I wouldn't have bet on her. My heart is broken. I hope she can come back and just get sober and stay that way. I called my sponsee and we talked about it. Bless her heart. Both of them.
I am so grateful tonight to be part of a family. And a fellowship.
I will go to bed sober tonight and wake up that way tomorrow. Thanks to the Grace of God.