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My Son, My Guardian Angel
After the death of his son, he experienced the power of prayer
In 1979, at the age of 36, I found AA again. My marriage had ended in divorce, but my ex-wife lived with our three young children a short distance from me. Then, a few years later, I married a woman who had two young children of her own.
My youngest boy Brendan was a redhead and had a personality to match. He was full of life and a brilliant student, but, in my opinion, he was short on common sense. His mom often asked me to speak to him about his life choices. As a result, our relationship became strained.
Buffalo, New York
Star of My Own Opera
He gave up the lead role and learned to be there for others
A Beginner's Story
He learned he no longer needed to drink over his fears, doubts, anger, and confusion
The Anonymity Principle
He confided in a co-worker about his recovery in AA, and later he had to pay a price
When he let go of self-will and began practicing Step Three he finally felt free