From the September 2014 magazine.

Good Things Come

With AA, a member in Hawaii weathers some storms and cruises into calmer waters

In 2006, my 94-year-old mother died on Easter Sunday, and my eldest brother followed just three weeks later. I had a job as a school administrator that I loved, but it was very stressful. It was a very difficult year.

On the bright side, my marriage was solid. I thought I’d be married forever, living in our lovely home with our precious dog. The kids and grandkids visited us frequently. We often sailed and went deep-sea fishing. We attended events at the yacht club and at the homes of our friends. We volunteered at our church and at the charities close to our hearts.

-- Kathy B.

Kaneohe, Hawaii

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