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When he got sober, he understood the value of certain experiences
One afternoon, in the days after Christmas in 2006, my family and I went to visit my brother on his birthday. My six-year-old son and his three younger cousins were having a good time and wanted to watch a movie together in the play room.
As I was trying to set up a portable DVD player for the children, my hand came across a small object hidden from view under the television stand. I picked it up and discovered that it was a rather large coin, the likes of which I had never seen before. It was made of heavy brass and had some writing on it.
Being of Service
He learned how to give of himself in AA and carried that into his everyday life
A New Kind of Love
In sobriety, she learned how to love herself and others
Rowing Up the River
After he started feeling worse sober, he realized that he needed to do things differently
The Things That Matter
Alcohol no longer is the most important thing in his life