Tuesday, July 24, 2007

It's YOUR day, M.C.

todAAy marks the beginning of the 24th year of continuous sobriety for one of my favorite HIR's (humans in recovery).

Mary Christine (blog = Anonymous Alcoholic) lives near Denver, Colorado. I had the wonderful opportunity to meet her earlier this year when she visited Houston. We ate together, drank coffee together and attended a couple of AA meetings together along with a few other of our bestest blogger friends at Lambda Center.

I can tell you this, with no reservation ... she is genuine.
She works her program 24/7.

Here's a cake for MC. What can you bring? Navigate your way over to her blog and take some goodies with you. Like most of the rest of us, she loves to eat!!

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for the fellowship we have in Alcoholics Anonymous; it's unlike anything else in this world

that my fellow drunks usually know just what I'm talking about (no details needed)

for people who can talk about feelings and really make me understand

for these pictures taken when MC was here in Houston ...





Life takes on new meaning in A.A. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends --
this is an experience not to be missed.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, page 89



7 comments:

Pam said...

"this is an experience not to be missed." - sums it up!!!

Mary Christine said...

oh Daave. You make my heart happy. Thank you my friend.

Redhead Gal said...

It is indeed an experience not to be missed. I am dismayed when I hear folks bashing the program. It's changed my life, all for the good.

Scott W said...

I left that same quote over on her blog. Great minds, right?

Who are those lovely people sitting in front of MC?

dbv said...

i keep telling the hubby it's like a country club, with the exception that AA will take anybody!!! lol!!!

peanut said...

Dear dAAve,

It is amazing to me how large the AA "family" is and yet, groups of people are brought together in such an intimate way.

What a wonderful new experience this blogging is. It's made more dynamic changes in my little "shoe-box" existence that I could have known.

Syd said...

dAAve, great photos because it's clear that the fellowship does create a family. Everyone looks happy and glad to be together. Thanks for posting the photos and what you do for others.