Wednesday, March 31, 2010

spring has sprung!

The weather has broken, we're in for sunny and temps in the 70's the rest of the week at last! I love springtime :-)

My friend Jaime lost her mom Sunday. I wish there was something I could do but we're a few hrs apart and there's really nothing but a cell call and a text message for us. I have been praying, I lit a candle at church for them and I will continue to do so. i don't have a clue how Jaime is getting through all of this. First she loses her fiance to cancer in November, now her mom passes after fighting cancer for several years. Jaime is a strong girl and has a very positive attitude and lots of faith that everything is happening for a reason. These things will see her through, I have faith in that.

I may hit the noon meeting today, probably wouldn't be a bad idea since I don't get to too many meetings these days. I have to focus on the content of the meeting and not the content of the characters, and just see what I can add to the meeting. There is plenty of new sobriety ther and I need to be around newly sober people for two reasons. One reason is that I need to be reminded of what it was like, lest I forget. And two, I am missing an opportunity to possibly be of service if I am not there. I have a responsibility to give back what was freely given to me.

I owe...

4 comments:

drybottomgirl said...

Sorry to hear of your friend's loss. And speaking as a "newbie" it's invaluable to us newly sober members to have the experience and wisdom of those who have walked this path before. Enjoy your springtime weather- we are having 70 today in Wisconsin too! See miracles do happen :)

The Turning Point said...

"lest I forget..."and "be of service...". Yesterday at the noon meeting a women stumbled in who had been in living hell the last few years because according to her she did forget.

I remembered her from her twenty years of sober living and service, she was a counselor.

I was the only familiar face from the past and I was able to hug and welcome her back.

Great experience and reminder for me.

Jim

chitowngreg said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. Sometimes we just need to get to a meeting. It seems like when I feel that way, I often hear something that I really needed to hear. Take care.

Syd said...

It's sounds good that you are getting to a meeting. I always feel better after having been at one.