Rosa is so kind hearted. To have gone through what she went through as an crack addict and a prostitute, homeless and aimless, it is amazing that she has such a good and kind outlook on life. You would think she would be hardened and surly like many of the older alcoholics I have encountered in A.A.
"Doll," she said over the phone. "Today is fifty days."
I didn't even realize she was keeping up with my sobriety.
"How long have you been sober?" I asked.
"Oh, it has been years now," she replied. "Almost two years exactly."
"I'm very proud of you."
"I am very proud of you, too," she replied. "Let's celebrate by going to a meeting tonight."
"Hopefully, I can pick up my car today and we will go," I said. "I am still waiting on that detective to call."
"How are you feeling today?"
"I feel okay. I felt shaky last night when Dad was over with my medications. I had to pace the floor to keep an attack from occurring. I know Dad thinks I am just crazy as hell. He makes me so nervous."
"I love you and will see you in a little bit," she told me.
"Love you too," I said, and hung up the phone.
Relationships can be hard. Love can be tumultuous. But I think I've found my soul mate for life (crossing fingers). I can actually envision myself getting married again some day. That is something I would have never thought I would entertain.