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  •  Al-Anon saved my life (7+ / 0-)

    I'm the Mom of a 51 YO man who has struggled with his dual dis-eases for more than 30 years. He says the changes he has seen in me as the result of me trying to practice the spiritual [not religious] principles of Al-Anon has helped him in those moments that he realized his slip was not where he wanted to be.
    For me, whether he is clean/sober or still researching, my Al-Anon friends understand and walk with me as I choose to be serene whether he is drinking or not. And to be able to sleep at night no matter what is going on.
    Al-Anon has given me the courage to release him to his own journey when need be and welcome him back when he returns to share family life.
    May peace come to you and yours Matt! Hugs to all who want one.

    Being president doesn't make you who you are....it reveals who you are. -Michelle O., September 2012

    by Anne933 on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 03:03:10 PM PDT

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    •  Thank you Anne! (1+ / 0-)
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      kj in missouri

      That's a beautiful story.  I admire your remarkable courage.  I pray for you -- and I pray that your son will find his way to join those of us in the rooms of AA!

      "I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just."

      by recrum on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 08:07:09 PM PDT

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