Many thanks for all your supportive comments and prayers for my wife's sponsor. She is having surgery this morning to remove the 2 cm tumor on the brain. The surgeons don't seem to think that much can be done for the lung that is cancerous. But some time will be "bought" by doing surgery. She is upbeat and has decided she wants to have quality of life for the time left.
The local AA community has rallied to be supportive as well. All of this reminds me that this is a "we" program. As you have shown me, there are those smooth sailing days but then life intervenes and tough times occur. But I know that my Higher Power is in charge all the time.
I can choose to have a really good day even when the waves are rushing at me as they were yesterday. I know that even if the light at the end of the tunnel looks like a train ready to bear down on me, it will eventually pass on by. I give a lot to this program, but I receive so much more back. The friends that I have here and at my meetings are priceless.
Al-Anon is not my whole life, but it has made my life whole. This is a "we" program. We all have our ups and downs. When I'm down, you can help me by sharing your experience, strength and hope. It works great.