todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
that my Mom seems to have pulled through yet another close call;
her blood sugar went out of control and she suffered a series of minor heart attacks
that I was sober and could drive to the hospital to meet the ambulance at 3am
that I could sit and hold her hand in peace,
and even though she was unconscious, we communicated
for the freedom and happiness that came my way after completing Step 9; I would never have believed it possible
The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.