Thursday, August 14, 2008

To begin with, it's over



todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that Mom's Memorial Service went smoothly yesterday

for all the Lambda Center friends who showed up in support of this drunk

that I got to meet a few of Mom's church friends who actually made us a very nice lunch after the service

that my nephew was able to catch a last-minute flight from Barbados (where he is working) and attend his grandmothers' funeral

that I was able to step up to the podium and relate a few thoughts about Mom -- without crying!! I must have learned how to do this in A.A.

Happy 85th, Bob!

that I feel a little relief from the stress I've experienced these past 3 years


The kindest way of helping yourself is to find a friend.
-Ann Kaiser Stearns

14 comments:

Pam said...

Dave, I'm glad you are feeling some "ease". I'm happy "for you" that you were able to be sober during this time of your Mothers life....for her and for you.

Scott W said...

I can say I was really proud of you yesterday. Now you can change your focus knowing you did a job well done.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Glad to hear it all went smoothly yesterday! I'm sure it was a lovely service...

Peace, DAAve.

Mary Christine said...

How I wish I could have been there. I am so glad you got to be sober through your mom's last years - that she lived to see her sober son Daave.

indistinct said...

As I read your posts, I feel warm toward you and the program of A.A. It changes our lives.

Melody said...

You are a very good teacher of what to do...I thank God for you being apart of my life...

Not God said...

God bless. May you find peace during this uneasy time.

Trailboss said...

So told me that you did a really good job speaking yesterday. It had to be hard, no doubt, but sometimes we must do that hard thing cause it's the right thing to do. I'm glad you are feeling some weight lifted. I truly know how you feel. I am also glad for you to have been sober for your mom the past few years. Speaking as a mom I know that meant the world to her.

AlkySeltzer said...

Thank you, dAAve. For not having to cry. I still cry--sometimes at AA meetings. For those who ain't here with us, but out there under the bridges, in the alleys, on door stoops, and in 'shelters'...

Syd said...

I know how you feel. I felt a sense of relief that my mother went peacefully and that her 95 years were done on this earth. I miss her to this day but there was a sense that the stress of worrying about her was over.

~ Tabitha ~ said...

And so begins a new chapter in your life ~ Thank you for sharing.
xo

Zane-nawwaa said...

You did your Mom proud!!!!! It was a beautiful service.

msb said...

your in my prayers, Dave.

Anonymous said...

Dave,
I am very sorry for your loss.

Owen