From the July 2013 magazine.

July 2013: Father of the Bride

Once too drunk to walk down the aisle, a newly sober dad finds there's something amazing to cry about

Men don’t cry!” “Drink like a real man.” “Work hard and long and don’t whine.” These are all lessons I learned from what I now know were alcoholic parents who did the best they could with what they had to work with. It’s how they were taught to live, and what they thought was the proper way to raise a boy to be a man. Turning my life and my will over to a Higher Power seemed so alien and against everything I learned growing up.

So what was the miracle that allowed me to embrace Step Three and AA? There have been many. They are usually small and could have been missed had I not been open to seeing and accepting them. One in particular stands out early in my sobriety.

-- Anonymous

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