I enjoyed sharing my story with the group. I don't think that I ever tire of sharing the recovery part of my story. From my first Al-anon meeting, I heard people who were telling my story. I came to understand that I wasn’t alone.
And the most remarkable things began to happen. I learned that through acceptance the best things in my life can be realized. I also became less judgmental of others. I realize that each of us has to live our journey in our own way and in our own time. We all can support each other but need not walk the same road. Each of us has our own path.
Through all this, I gained gratitude for what I have is this life, the good and bad. I learned a lot from my mistakes. They taught me more about life than all the triumphs that I experienced. I feel such gratitude that I have been able to learn the tools to deal with living life. I feel gratitude for the deep friendships. I can step out of myself and truly be happy for others. My relationships are much richer because of what this program has taught me.
And perhaps the most remarkable thing was that I became a spiritual person. I began to feel the presence of a Higher Power. And to learn about a God who not only wanted the best for me but also wanted me to learn and grow. I learned about his will and how things happen in God's time and not mine. The promises of Al-Anon have begun to come true for me.