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Chaos with the Kids

A new father gets some help from friends in the program

I was recently blessed with a new member to my family, a baby boy. My wife and I decided that I should stay home with our newborn and our three-year-old. It wasn't that long ago my wife couldn't trust me in the same room with her purse, now she trusted me to raise her children. For me, that was a spiritual experience. Grateful for Alcoholics Anonymous, I had adopted an open door policy at my home for the men I was working with. My sponsor had made himself available to me and I was willing to give what was freely given to me. Quoting the Big Book, my sponsor assured me, "Nothing insures... Login to read more
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