Wednesday, June 16, 2010

... just along for the ride!

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

over the last 6 years (I've been sober almost 7) I've had probably 15-18 sponsees. I've never "fired" any of them. I almost did early on, but after talking to my sponsor about it, he convinced me not to do anything. He said the problem would take care of itself. And right he was. So nearly all of my sponsees have "fired" themselves. Most are no longer sober, as far as I know.

that I'm still sober even though I don't use my sponsor nearly as much as I did in the first 2 years. We still get together occasionally though.

that Hayden and I celebrate 8 years together today. We spent 3 years apart physically when I got sober and built my sober foundation. He went to school back home and finished his degree.

that just about everything happens for a reason that I rarely know at the time

The most damaging phrase in the language is: 'It's always been done that way.'
- Grace Murray Hopper


Mary Christine said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Hayden.

Em said...

happy anniversary :)

and once again, thanks for sharing just what I needed to hear.

Scott said...

as always, plenty to be grateful for... happy 8 yrs with Hayden!

The Turning Point said...

All because you were open to change the way it was always done.


Syd said...

Happy anniversary. Eight years together is great. We have 34 and yet I still miss her when she is gone. I like what you wrote about sponsees. I leave the ball in their court and when they are truly ready, I'm still here.

Jeremy said...

Happy Anniversary!! That is awesome and inspiring

Thank you too for talking about sponsorship and reminding me that it is NOT about me at all :)