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From Across the Water
Though living on two different continents, they continued their relationship as sponsor/sponsee
Almost seven years ago, I was living in London, England and celebrating 14 years of sobriety, when a friend asked if I was interested in sponsoring a newcomer. That was the beginning of a wonderful relationship. Although I moved back to Canada in 2009, my sponsee and I continued our relationship via email.
I have kept these emails—167 pages as of today—because they are a beautiful reminder of the many gifts AA has given to both of us. We have revisited the Steps and shared the ups and downs of sober living on both sides of the Atlantic.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Although her mobility was limited, she was able to stay connected and stay sober
My Pen, Excalibur
When she was ready and willing, her Fourth Step inventory proved much easier to do
Like a Duckling
At his first meeting, he was just about to leave before going in, when someone stopped him
She discovered that her correspondence with a prisoner strengthened her own sobriety