From the February 1995 magazine.

My Sponsor Still Walks With Me

I was celebrating forty-three years of sobriety at my home group and expressed regret that my first sponsor, Mac, couldn't be there because he had died thirty-four years earlier. Right away, a woman I sponsor broke in: "Your sponsor didn't die--you've kept him alive. All I've heard, for years, is what Mac said and what Mac did."

She was right. As I thought about it, I realized that my last-ditch question, when facing a problem I didn't feel able to handle, was always, "What would Mac do or say?"

-- Jim M.

Carmichael, California

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