GOD WILL GROW IT, IF
STEVE WILL HOE IT
When I told my mother that I am an alcoholic, and a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, I expected her to say something like, “That’s wonderful! My prayers have been answered!”
Instead, she said, “That’s wonderful! Let’s just not tell anyone else about this, OK?” (My parents are now deceased.)
Since I live 1,150 miles from my family, we all get along now pretty good. I Email them a “family” letter about every six months. Somehow, I just seem to be too busy. However, I realize, this is a defective trait of MINE, not theirs. Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone, OK? -grin- Yep, Steve, God will do the growing in your garden, but YOU gotta do the hoeing.
Another topic: Another Alkie from my past called late last night (no one can believe I rise and shine at 4:30 AM (Eastern). He is the only one I ever knew (I was his sponsor 20 years ago) who officially "resigned" from Alcoholics Anonymous--I have the letter to prove that. Maybe some time I should just publish that, with names changed.
He has been in the revolving door pattern for lo, these 20 years! Last time I saw him, I figured would BE the last, he looked so emaciated. But evidently, God had other plans. He smiles a bit now, has a sponsor--a real taskmaster--and I pray he keeps coming back. (Note: I'm not a 'rule maker'. If ya 'do-it'--*four-letter word*, fine. If ya 'do-not'--*five-letter word* OK by me. I'm stayin' sober!
This re-run has asked me to supply him with copies of a CD on which I am SO SOLD: The Alcoholic speaker's name is Father Bill Wilson, a catholic priest, who has a H.U.G.E story to tell--full of miracles. Big ones. (As if there is such a miracle as a "small one" -grin-!) So I will show up at the "cookie" meeting tonight with his CD's, and hopefully he will be there. Who knows? God knows! And I have confidence in God...not much else, though. At least, I am confident that God will see to it that someone (hope it's Polly!) brings some chocolate chip COOKIES! Didja hear that. God?
LATER: Polly did NOT make the cookies tonight, but she did me one better. She wrote out her recipe for her very own special (I had asked for this a week ago) Choco-Chipo Cookies, on the back of an envelope (during the speaker meeting...shhhhh! Don't tell anyone. Please.) So now, I may just buy those ingredients and build me a platter of cookies! I do not think the microwave will do the job, though. So first, I'll have to learn how to turn on the oven, etc.
Thanks, Polly. Maybe!
Only thing I've ever made in the kitchen is deviled eggs...but thy ARE good. Whenever I make them, they disappear quickly. Usually I do a batch of 70 for 35 people. Hey I'm serious, folks. I hear laughter, or is that snickering? Well, I'm gonna snicker out of here. NOW!
"Easy Does It!" ...Grateful and Sober today, OK?