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From the July 2019 magazine.

Through her letters

A woman with 20 years gets her gratitude back from a member who’s lost her freedom

I remember the day she came to her first meeting. She was short and cute and the guys in my home group adored her. I was jealous. I had never been sought after like that, not even when I was her age. But she was serious about her sobriety and she didn’t date any of those guys. 

Instead she went to AA meetings, got a sponsor, worked the Steps and did service, just like I had when I was new. Frankly, I was impressed with her. I don’t know if I could have been so self-restrained when I was that new. And she called me often. Yes, despite my envy I had given her my number the day she made her first meeting.

-- Anonymous

Pennsylvania

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