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Dropping By to Say Hi


It's been awhile since I've posted here, but I do still read this board every now and then (usually right around my Al-Anon anniversary, which will be 9 years in February). Just wanted to share that life is good, and certainly that is an understatement compared to 9 years ago when I walked into my first Al-Anon meeting! What a night that was. I almost changed my mind and heading back home after I parked at the meeting place; and then ended up sobbing after sharing my newcomer story (and I'm not much of a crier, but I sure was that day!). I felt so hopeless when I entered those doors, but after hearing others share their ESH, I soon realized that maybe I could get through the Hell that I was in then. And I did with the help of my fellow Al-Anon members, my sponsor, Al-Anon literature, and this board.

Today, I don't often go to meetings anymore, but I still read my Al-Anon literature and practice the twelve steps and slogans. I sometimes need to do a 4th Step when I am stuck, but at least I know I can pull out that tool, and others, when I need to! 

My AH passed away 5 years ago yesterday, and I miss our good times together. I'm sad that he has missed out on so many family milestones since then: weddings, births of grandchildren, birthdays and anniversaries. He was just 52 when he suddenly passed away after complications of heavy drinking for the last five years of his life. And my AD is still estranged from our family and has yet to hit rock bottom, though it seems like she's always very close. I just continue to love her from afar.

I have so many things on my gratitude list: five healthy grandchildren; two loving daughters and their spouses; a new job that I love; a supportive and patient boyfriend of two years; and financial security. Thank you, HP!

Thank God for Al-Anon! It works when you work it smile Sending you all lots of ESH and thanks for letting me share here over the years.

Hugs,

GE



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((GE)) Thanks so very much for reconnecting and sharing such powerful ESH. I have missed reading your wisdom and am sending positive thoughts and prayers your way

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Good to see you Green Eyes and so cool to here your recovery in action. Sorry about the loss of your AH but the many blessings seem to carry you and keep you grounded. Thanks for stopping by and sharing with us!!! (((Hugs)))

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I also have missed you Green Eyes and am happy to hear that your life has worked out well.  It works because you have worked it...(((((hugs))))) aww



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Thank you for sharing, GE :) Its always good to hear of the miracles of the program!

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Hugs GE,

Always good to see you around :)

Hugs S :)

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