Sunday, February 18, 2007
My Sponsor's 15th anniversary
Tonight at the Al-Anon meeting, we celebrated my sponsor's 15th anniversary in the program. The story of recovery of this remarkable person was truly touching. I felt so many emotions as I listened. I heard about the trauma of living with hurt from family and wanting to depend on the alcoholic; there was the complete crash as a result of so much pain; and there were the early months of recovery in Al-Anon in which the ego fought back; and finally there was acceptance and forgiveness. I don't think that there is a finer human being and I am so very glad that this person is there to guide me with my character defects and the defective characters in my life. I only hope that some day, I'll have a thimble full of my sponsor's wisdom and serenity. One of the most unique parts of the evening was the exchange of chips in which my sponsor received a 15 year chip. It was the chip of the person who sponsors my sponsor and was being passed along. That brought tears to my eyes.