April 2011: Wild child
A freewheeling upbringing made her defiant, cocky and terrified
"My parents were stuck in the ’60s, and we stayed in several communes."
I have experienced many miracles since I started working the Twelve Steps, but the most important, thus far, is feeling the nearness of my Creator. This is something that I had no idea about when I came to AA. In fact, when I walked into my first meeting and saw God in the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions that were hanging on the wall, I was convinced I had walked into a cult.
The thing was, I also suspected that though it would take a long time for me to die as a result of my alcoholism, this might be the last root for me to grab before I slipped down that long, miserable chute...
-- Amy S.