Today, I’m sharing with you a talk by Peggy G.
I hope you’ll enjoy Peggy’s sense of humor as much as I did. Peggy talks about feeling rejected as a child and about getting married early after “finding love in the back seat of a Ford.” She felt she had a “hole in her gut” and tried many things to fill it (booze didn’t do the trick for her.)
She speaks of, for the first time, being desperate enough to make “a sincere prayer to the God I didn’t understand.” Eventually, she found her second husband, “Mr. Wonderful”. Of course, he was an alcoholic. I’m sure some of you will identify with each of the things she did to try to get him to stop drinking. And when she felt “I wish [he’d] just get, just get dead somewhere without hurting anybody else.” You may be right there with her when she hit her bottom after an emotional blackout.
But of course, that’s not the end of her story, it’s the beginning of the rest of it. I had tears in my eyes when she described finding compassion for her daddy and making amends to him as he lay in his coffin.
Readings and Links
On February 14 and 15, 2020, from 8AM – Midnight EST, there will be a “Marathon of Recovery Stories”. I have included an image of the flyer below. Here is the contact information from the flyer:
Dial-in number in the US: (425)436-6200, access code 280194#
International dial in numbers can be found at https://fccdl.in/i/meganbbsolution9
Join the meeting online at http://join.freeconferencecall.com/meganbbsolution9
If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
A listener asked about our business cards. You can print these out and share them with your friends. And if you forget how to find them, you can just click on the link under “Our Stuff”, to the right (if you're on a computer) or below (if you're on a phone.)
‘m still welcoming shares by “dual program members”. If you are in another twelve step program, please share your experience. How do the programs support each other or conflict? How do you (or don't you) share that part of your life in Al-Anon meetings? Please call us at 734-707-8795 or email email@example.com with your questions or experience, strength and hope. Or just leave a comment right here.