Friday, May 23, 2008

AA Goings On...

My old AA friend, Wanda, invited me to an AA meeting with her today.  I was overjoyed at her call being very lonesome today.   They say to practice H.A.L.T in AA.  Never let yourself get too hungry, angry, lonely, and tired.  I certainly was lonely and tired, and possibly hungry when she rang.

"I've got a half a year sober," I told her as she drove her old Ford Crown Victoria towards Lagrange.

"You're amazing," she said. "I can remember when you first started going to AA and I would have never guessed you would have stayed sober for so long."

A lot of miracles happen in AA.  You see them all the time and today's meeting reminded me of why I need to go more often.  It is my only chance at socializing besides work these days.   I am so hungry for human contact of any kind.  So lonesome it is painful.

Mom bought my groceries yesterday.  There was never a more sweeter sight than when she pulled up in front of my house.  I was stir crazy I was so lonely.  Maggie was overjoyed as well. 

"I love you," I told her. "And thank you for staying awhile.  I get so tired of being alone."

She held my hand and everything was okay in my world for about an hour.  


mosiacmind said...

The pictures are wonderful..i truly think that you could print some and sell them. I am happy that it worked out for you to have your mom stay for awhile and then also to go to an aa meeting. i know for me if i do not follower h.a.l.t i do not do as well. i hope that you continue to share your pictures with us all. looking at your pictures is an lj in my days for sure. : )

Kelly Jene said...

Your mom is awesome. I'm glad you went to the meeting. It sounds pretty encouraging, not to mention the social time is nice.

Have a great weekend!

CJM-R said...

Moms are great. It is nice yours is near by and that you two are so close.

Glad your friend called and brought you to a meeting. Getting out helps with the lonliness.

Love the pictures.


Cheryl said...

I've been counting the days till your half-year mark, and I missed it. Not a very good friend :(
I'm so amazed and proud that you've stayed so strong.

I'd love to hear you going to more meetings. It's a great way to be around people. I wish I lived near you so I could hang out. I'm so sorry you're so lonely.

Your pictures are so amazing, btw. Your camera is much nicer than mine.

M said...

HALT..that is a great acronym. i will have to remember that.