February 2023 | Making Amends | Special Section
Things can change
I couldn’t believe it, but my mouth opened and these words came out: “Dad, I’m sorry I blamed you for everything wrong in my life.” Wow.
I came to AA mad and mean. I wasn’t this way as a young girl. In fact, I was just the opposite. My father was a very angry man who used verbal and physical violence to keep me and my three brothers—as well as my mother— “in line.” Emotional disturbance became my plight in life. Around the age of 18, I started to drink simply because everyone else did.
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