REFLECTIONS ON CHANGE, SPIRITUALITY, BELIEF, FAITH, PRAYER, AND MORE
Friday, May 15, 2009
Saturday, 5/16/09 - "ONE STRANGE DAY"
"ONE STRANGE DAY"
From the moment I opened my eyes this morning, it was one very strange day and turned out very differently than I had planned. I awoke with one ear plugged up and unable to hear. I tried several home remedies that sometimes help open my ear. They didn't work.I had to make an appointment for later in the day.
As I was trying to reach a doctor to make an appointment, a sponsee called wanting to stop by my home right away - in trouble. Several minutes later she was here. This lovely lovely girl has, thank God, learned that an alcoholic cannot keep a secret - it will get her drunk. So, we talked, reaffirmed together that alcohol is cunning, baffling, and powerful, and the will alone is no match for it. God is the only remedy.
Then off to look for a new car.
After that, it was an hour and a half waiting for the doctor and being treated. I can now hear perfectly and don't feel like there is an apple in my ear.
Five o'clock arrived and I was at a benefit function for a young woman who has the same history with cancer as Farrah Fawcett. I am writing this blog as the special about Farrah is airing on T.V.
I met Liz, age 45, towards the end of her radiation treatments for anal cancer. She was then declared cancer free, but within six months was diagnosed with liver cancer. The benefit at a local Mexican restaurant was to help her with medical expenses and for her very young son in the future.
An Al-Anon sponsee is this girl's very good friend and is the person who introduced me to her. I have put my hands on Liz once about a year ago. I feel a very strong spiritual attachment to her. I have no idea what God's purpose is, but I'm here and available.
I feel fulfilled this evening. I feel blessed. I look forward to sleep.
(Photo credit: Splash in the Sky by Vandana Rajagopalan)
I'm sober in AA since July 5th 1985, and a grateful member of Alanon since November 2004.
I joined the "blogosphere" in September, 2008.
In December 2011 I became a grandmother for the first time and now understand why it's such a big deal. I'm wildly in love again with that little guy.