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.