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Being Restored

Even when faced with life's most difficult challenges, she was able to stay sober

Thank God I was born into an alcoholic family. I say this because one man's disease helped my grandmother, mother, brother, sister, and I to hop into the Alanon/Alateen wagon together. Years later, several of us also took that painful plunge into AA. Today, I live in a little town with family members who have between a few months to over 40 years of recovery. This is a gift.

So, with this safety net of program firmly in place, I celebrated a sober life—seldom questioning the power of God's grace. I grew to know God could restore me, or anyone, to sanity. "Never" have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed this path! I clung to this faith through 25 years.

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