14 years ago today, I attended my first meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. 14 years ago yesterday I took the last drink and the last drug I have taken since that time. Today is my 14th AA Anniversary and I am simply grateful.
God, AA, the people in the fellowship have given me the courage I've needed in order to stay sober a day at a time and grow as a person. I know that everything good in my life has come to me through God and only as a result of my being sober and drug free.
I don't have any dramatic tales of woe, any exciting or dangerous stories to share. I drank too much, I partied way too much, I accumulated nothing but anger, resentments, depression and some awful relationships. At age 27 I had come to a place in life where it was simply too painful and miserable to continue the way I was living. God found me ready to change and He used AA and you people to help me do the changing.
Heavenly Father, I thank You for the miracle of AA and recovery. Without You I'd be lost. I pray that You continue to remove my obsession to drink and use drugs. Please help me share Your gifts with others who could benefit from them. Thank You for AA and the Steps. Thank You for the people who helped me find myself. Thank You for all the blessings in my life today, especially my wife, son, family and friends. And, thank You for bringing Kayla back into my life. I pray that I keep myself open to Your Will today.