DRINKING ALCOHOL TAUGHT ME HOW TO FLY
THEN IT TOOK AWAY THE SKY

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Turning Point?



WHERE YA GOIN'? CAN I GO TOO?


At the risk(?) of a seeming "blog copycat" there is no way today that I can NOT tell you my experience.

Oh, the thrill when Daughter asks, "Where ya goin'?"
To which my answer is "To an AA meeting"...
And Daughter (age 27) asks, "Can I go, too?"
It is the maker of goosbumps--for me.

We have been to meetings together this past week. What a joy to see this new spirituality growing right before my eyes! God is so kind, merciful. He has graced Daughter with a wonderful sponsor, and some terrific new friends. And she uses the telephone--(I never did learn how. Never!) And I am now able, allowed, to observe God's LOVE, melting even the hardest of hearts--here, there, and everywhere.

Numerous miracles have occurred during these two weeks, many of them you could call minor. Piled one on top the other, taken all together, there is unmistakable evidence of God's Guiding Hand in this whole scenario of helping another to the room, to surrender.

You want to know Gratitude? See this stepfather's smile, as he rides to a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous with his "Daughter", sober nearly two weeks. God gives us the Gift. All which is left for us, is to accept it, and say "Thank You"....that's whether "we" are a daughter--or a father. And for God to bless both at once...Who could EVER produce more serenity, more forgiveness, more peace, more love, than Him Who set all things into first motion?

Maybe I'll just let things happen, stop trying to "make" them happen. How's THAT for change? Of course, you do not know me--yet, you really do. I am an alcoholic. My name is Steve.

And you ALL have my prayer to stay sober today. I will!

Also my prayer for your peace.

Also, my prayer of LOVE.
Steve

18 comments:

Andrew said...

Steve, I am so happy for you and your daughter.

You are truly blessed. And so is she.

Gin said...

Oh this is awesome Steve! What a treat and treasure. Enjoy...I know you will!

~C~ said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L

so pleased you are having the miracle of seeing sobriety in your loved one. May it last til eternity!

Carol said...

Great stuff!

dAAve said...

For her sake, I hope she "gets it."

diane d said...

Awesome!!

Madison said...

The hardest thing in the world is to try to stop making things happen. I think this is just great! She must have a story and what a blessing that you are a part of that.

Steve E. said...

I have lived with "Daughter" since she was age 7 and through high school, and college.

Is there not a "story" which almost over-qualifies EACH of us?

Wow! Yes.

That story will not appear in my blog. She may one day blog, who knows? Who knows ANYTHING?

Syd said...

It sounds good Steve. I hope that all will continue to go well.

wolfie185 said...

Awesome Steve!! I know how you feel because my 18 year old daughter was at the meeting Wednesday, first time in quite awhile, it made my heart skip a beat to see her car there. I am not sure where she is at with her soberity, one of the things I had to learn was to stay out of her recovery, I know and trust the women she talks to, so I hope and pray they can help her not only in recovery but learning some living skills as well. It isn't easy to turn them over to God when they walk through the doors of AA but it is what we as parents in recovery have to do. I gave my niece her 90 day coin Wednesday which was a joy and honor.
I am really happy and excited for you and your daughter!!!!!

p.s I will have to read Melody Beattie, I have heard great things about her and her books, I am just starting to venture outside of conferance appoved literature.

Peace Love and Light

Tall Karen said...

Ohhh, The power of prayer. I too hope she 'gets it'. May God continue to bless your family.

Lou said...

Great to hear this news!

Shadow said...

i'm so happy. happy for you both!

Ed G. said...

Sounds way cool...

I can remember when my "daughter" asked me to walk her down the aisle - I was blown over by a feather.

We just never know - and could just never dream - where this trip will take us.

Blessings and aloha...

Gabriella Moonlight said...

You know when we stop trying to bend the river to our will it actually just flows and takes care of what it needs too, what a beautiful blog, beautiful post....take care
G

Sharon Faith said...

What a blessing for you and for your daughter. This is truly love in its purest form.

By the way, nice to meet you Steve.

Cat said...

I got all goose bumped reading this good news!

Banana Girl said...

Man, you got me cryin' now. I love it when you do that! J.