Tuesday, September 15, 2009

It's back!

My laptop got back from Dell yesterday afternoon, but I had so much going on with the "peace-keeping game" going one here, and a trip off-post last night, that I was only able to put the hard drive back in late last night.

Looks good!

Thanks for your assistance, Mr. Bernier!!

After a rather long day, a friend of mine who works here on Post came by the barracks and picked me up so he and his wife could take me out to dinner to celebrate my 30 years of being clean and sober. Both of them go to a lot of AA meetings, and it sounds as though Pete might be going to start going to some Al-Anon meetings as well.

Some friends of mine insist that Al-Anon is "advanced recovery" for alcoholics....

Anyway, before we went out for dinner, I wound up meeting a bunch of their friends who also go to a lot of AA meetings, and they seemed pretty excited for me that I've been sober a while now.

It's funny how I wind up meeting all these people in recovery programs wherever I go, isn't it?

Even though I only met Pete and Brandi for the first time when I arrived here at Summer Camp - North, I feel as though i've known them for years. Dinner was great (it was a delight to be away from Post!), and Pete even went to the trouble of getting me a really nice medallion with a Roman numeral "30" on it -- pretty thoughtful, eh?

My friend Stan was celebrating 30 years sober last night -- he goes to a *lot* of AA and Al-Anon meetings -- and miracle of miracles, he actually answered the phone when I called expecting to leave him a message (as happens 99% of the times I call him). Stan actually knew me when I was drinking, and he reminded me of some situations I'm grateful I never have to repeat again, one day at a time, as long as I don't pick up that first drink.

Hooray for the Higher Power!

Blessings and peace to one and all,

Fr. Tim, SJ


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your hard won sobriety, Father. Peace and All Good,
Vicky Foltz, SFO

Katie A. said...

Congrats on 30 years! Trully amazing! Stay safe!

Melissa said...

Congratulations on 30 years!! That is awesome!!You are truly an inspiration! Keep up the good work!!

Donna F. said...

Congrats to you and Stan both!

Marne said...

Father Tim, congratulations on your approximate 10,959 days of recovery! Quite a gift your Higher Power has given you.

Unknown said...

Your gifts as a leader of 12-Step Retreats (in Richardson Springs) are deeply appreciated. I am grateful that you chose to surrender, acknowledging your personal powerlessness, and committing yourself to a daily reliance upon the Higher Power. I honor your committment to Recovery, Unity, and Service! Keep coming back, Tim!!!!! :-))

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