Wednesday, September 2, 2009

God is doing...

I have a sponsee that I meet with on Wednesday mornings. We've been doing this deal for about 16 months and he's as fine an example of the miracle in AA as any I've seen.

A year ago, we were dealing with the loneliness and despair where she had kicked him out for drinking. Today, we're dealing with the despair and frustration of living with someone who's sick (yeah, same girl...) - trying to figure if we can get through one more week of verbal abuse and sick behavior.

It's almost amazing to realize that a year ago (in addition to being lonely), he was so much in debt he would never be able to recover, he was 7 years behind in filing taxes, his business was failing, his kids and step kids wanted nothing to do with him, his body was failing.

Today, he's almost through a 9th step and all those things are taken care of.

...all of them...

He's nearly debt free. He's filed or filing all his tax returns. His business has recovered and paid back 1/2 of what is owed all the creditors - will probably be out of debt by year's end. His kids and her kids can't get enough of him. His body has recovered and is allowing him to work more like a young man.

...now, if he could just get her to act right...

;-)

4 comments:

Syd said...

Sounds as if she needs Al-Anon. I don't have to tell you that we are as sick or sicker than the alcoholic in so many ways. We are downright nuts. As my sponsor likes to say, "All my wife did was drink but I was crazy".

Madison said...

That's a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it. There is hope for all.

Mary Christine said...

Wow. What a shining example of AA in action. Sponsee AND sponsor.

Scott W said...

Recovery in action is a beautiful thing!