From the September 2011 magazine.

September 2011: As Promised

Sometimes the truest amends are made instinctively

"I kept doing what the program said: Get with God's will and trust, no matter how it turns out."

Step Nine: Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

I found AA in September 2004, and started taking suggestions almost immediately. After finding a sponsor, I started working the Steps, which I found to be a wonderful, trying process. As I trudged toward the Ninth Step, I realized there would be many amends I’d need to make. There was a specific amends, however, that was so powerful I’d like to share it ... the amends to my mother.

-- Trey B.

Macon, Georgia

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