January 2013: Sweet Goodbye at the Farm
A sponsor learns the power of letting go by showing up for her sponsee
“I don’t do death,” I once said to someone in the rooms, just being a smarty. The truth is, I had always been away when important people in my life passed away. They all died suddenly and so I was shocked, saddened and mostly relieved that they hadn’t lingered, and that I didn’t have to watch them suffer. I would always just arrive in time for the funerals.
Then Jamie came into the rooms and changed all that. She was about 33 years old and dying of cancer when she asked me to be her sponsor. She looked healthy at the time, had a great sense of humor, and had a wild... Login to read more
Not a subscriber? Click here to subscribe.
Get a dose of Higher Power here
June 2013: Without a net
Giving it away to keep it
June 2013: Diagnosis: fear, cure: action
New to AA? Find sober support
June 2013: Losing my religion
They've experienced it all ... sober
June 2013: The happiest boy in the world
- Emotional Sobriety
Dry drunk no more
June 2013: My big fat sober wedding
- Personal Stories
AA's tales of recovery
June 2013: Bang Bam Boom!