Saturday, January 9, 2010
Let sleeping dogs lie
I slept in quite late for me this morning. It was warm and comfortable. And there was no real reason to get out of bed.
I had a late night call from a sponsee who was involved in an arguement with his drunk spouse. The 16 year old son who is autistic was not coping well with the situation and had run of the house to say that he was sleeping outside in the 24 degree temperature.
The sponsee called after his wife had passed out. He had talked his son into coming back inside. But he thought that perhaps he should call the police.
I asked him if things were now quiet and he said they were. So I said that my experience was to "let sleeping dogs lie", try to get some sleep and see what the morning brings.
I used to live with daily drama in which the only thing that was assured was a thousand apologies in the morning. I hate when children are involved. I know how much alcoholism can hurt. I pray for those still sick, suffering, and in pain from this disease.
Now, that I have written about this, I'm going to fix a good breakfast, have a cup of coffee, and read the paper. I told my wife this morning how grateful I am to have her in my life. Life looks okay for me today. How about you?