Friday, March 26, 2010




In yesterday's post "He Didn't Even Remember Me" I might have given out a wrong signal.  The lady (K.C.) who spoke was telling of her early years as a member of Alanon (now 35 years), and of AA, sober now 34 years. She lives in Naples mostly, and I simply blogged a segment of her own story--because it is the story of SO many of us.  Our minds can sometimes carry us so far away from reality, and sometimes even all the way to a drink...

As long as we're here I might as well relate this short story--also from the same meeting:


It was "Anniversary/Birthday" night at my group. My step-daughter C was sitting right behiod me, as I turned to her and asked if she would present  me my medallion.  She responded, "As long as I don't have to say anything!" (The fear of a newly sober Peep!)

Minutes later she rose to the microphone, "My name is "C" and I have been sober 5 months. I am here to give to my stepfather his 36-year medallion. I have to say, without him and his counsel, I would not have got sober, and I love him."  (Not direct quote.)

And, stepping down, she hugged me. There were few dry eyes in the room, including my own.  That was the final stone, the keystone, now put in place to seal our reconciliation.  Thank You God, for that, and for other gifts during this very special day.

Let's stay SOBER today!
What else matters????
 I got the picture HERE!


mile191 said...

this is beautiful. thanks for sharing. you have given me great things to think about when it comes to my raising children today, and hoping that what i am doing in some small way helps them have a better future. thanks steve.

Dulce said...

Sorry I deleted the previus one (delete forever please)
I said

Oh peep!
How I'd have loved to be a direct witness to that sweet event...

Shame you live so far away from the rest of the world (the Canaries)...LOL

Eres un sol Steveroni...

Gaia said...

I noticed that about my kid too. He does not want to say the mushy stuff, but when he needed to he will do so and will act it too, with a great big hug. Thank God for kids.
Try to come by more often... do take care.

Carol said...

How wonderful. I remember that you and PG were suffering with something a while back. Ah, well, a day at a time.

Anonymous said...

It was a beautiful moment. I am so happy for you and your family you truly are a true inspiration for me as well. LOL,L

Syd said...

I'm glad for your step daughter. I'm sure that was touching for both of you.

Susan said...

Congrats on your 36 years and the gift of peace with your step daughter and for her sobriety. Oh happy day!

Anonymous said...

Miracles so well deserved, forever possible.