Monday, March 30, 2009
Cast a wide net
We went to the memorial service for my wife's sponsor yesterday afternoon. It was a beautiful spring afternoon. The large church was overflowing with people, with the majority being from AA.
It was the Episcopal service of my youth--hymns, prayers, readings. But the joyous part were the testimonials to T. Each person stressed how she had reached out and cast a wide net to help others. That no matter what time of day or night, she could be counted on to be there for those in need. And that her spirit was flowing through those she had helped and those who had helped her.
After the service, we went to the home of my wife's new sponsor. She sponsored T. and is another tough AA'er who believes in singleness of purpose and not a lot of BS when it comes to messing with the program. I enjoyed listening to them talk. I feel sure that my wife has found another strong person to guide her as she continues the journey. It is a beautiful program. And God has seen fit to put us right where we need to be.