From the May 2019 magazine.

Frequent contact

Some favorite passages in the Big Book help a father get through the darkest days of his life

"Mister L., are you sitting down?” the voice said. Never a good question. At a little over seven years sober, I was on a call from the hospital telling me that my 8-year-old daughter had had a stroke. 

At the time, I was walking with forearm crutches and I didn’t drive, so I arranged for a ride to the hospital as quickly as possible. It was about an hour’s drive away, but I was able to get there and see my daughter. 

-- David L.

New Smyrna Beach, Florida

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