First things first -
Thank you dear Dulce
for this "One Lovely Blog Award"
I appreciate it so very much.
And now for my blog:
My life is full of friends - all types of friends. Friends add fullness to life.
My sponsors have been some of my dearest friends. They have been friends that I trusted and confided in. The bond between sponsor and sponsee is a unique one created by God for the special purpose of carrying God's message of sobriety from one alcoholic to another or from one member of Al-Anon to another.
My sponsees are also God-given friends just like my sponsors, but in the reverse role. I feel the spirit of God in the center of these relationships. There is tremendous love.
I have three special friends that I have known for over 25 years. They are not alcoholic, not in any twelve step program. They became my friends when I first moved to the town I live in. They watched my decline into alcoholism, watched me become a stick figure because I drank more than I ate. They were there as I struggled to get sober and when I returned from treatment. They never deserted me. They are my friends today. We nurture our friendships.
Family can be friends too. I enjoy spending time and having fun with my daughter, my son, and his wife - my husband too, of course.
I have another whole new world of friends now. I have met many bloggers who comment and become followers on my blog. I have even met a few face-to-face. What a thrill that was. I learn from you. My blogger relationships have grown in importance over the year since I began blogging.
Friendships take work. They require attention, respect, patience, love, and persistence. There has to be a lot of give and take including making amends at times and accepting amends at other times. They are worth the effort.
Good-night to all my friends.