DRINKING ALCOHOL TAUGHT ME HOW TO FLY
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Sunday, December 21, 2008

AND GROWTH IS THUS


AND GROWTH IS THUS


Yesterday was my son's birthday. We took him and his wife out to dinner, and had a (lovely) nice time, steaks, etc. You know, real FOOD, and "Longhorn" good. And we laughed a lot.


We had not seen each other since last May. And they live less than a mile from our house--not like it's 191 miles, although it might as well have been.

Remember....my sponsor told me I've been neglecting my children--and he is SO RIGHT ON! Well, it's time to change (Ughhh! Again!) He said I should begin to SHOW them I love them, not just TELL them once a year! Get the picture?

I asked my son what he would like for Christmas. And here is what he told me:

"Pa, you know I have almost everything I really NEED. What I would really LIKE
as a Christmas present, is for us to meet like this throughout the year, have dinner, talk, laugh, relax, enjoy, love, and just BE with you and Prayer Girl. If you would just invite us out to dinner periodically, now THAT would be the best Christmas
present ever!"

And you know what? THAT'S going to be his present--a commitment--to show my love for my family, just "be with" my son and his wife.

ALSO I want to mention here, that my daughter is coming to visit US today, early afternoon, and bring her Christmas love (and lots of COOKIES!) into our home. Ain't that neat? As you might well guess, this Christmas is being created for me what I'd certainly call a
MERRY CHRISTMAS!


LOVE, from

peace-a-roni

7 comments:

PRAYER GIRL said...

And peace to you.

Love is all giving and all forgiving.

Love you Mr. Steveroni,
Prayer Girl

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Love to you all today! I just read for a historic church service and am off to read for a second service.

The first was as a favor to someone who is with their family for christmas, the second is for me, I love being a part of bringing the story of Christmas alive!

Enjoy your daughter (and the cookies)!

Love to you, PG and your family!

Shadow said...

and so all falls into place... i'm glad for you!

big Jenn said...

Love the people you love the very best you can. It's why we're here I think. jeNN

Gabriella Moonlight said...

This is so awesome...to be able to do this NOW and not wait. I think this is such a great gift and wish you all many grand dinners and much love!
G

Atiyanna said...

That fills my heart with love! Wishing you and your family the very merriest of Christmas'.
~A

vicariousrising said...

What a beautiful Christmas this is for you, Steve-O! It is inspirational that being sober keeps giving and giving and giving so long as we are open to love and change for the better.

Hugs to you and your family!