How do you remember the loved ones you have lost? How do you measure their lives?
When my grandfather died, my father wrote a thoughtful, personal remembrance of him. At that time, I thought “I’d never be able to do that!” Because of the work I have done in recovery, I can do that. The examples of others who were vulnerable and open in their sharings. The work of self-examination that I did in working the steps (with the help of many others and a loving higher power). My own practice at deeply sharing my own experience in meetings and with program friends. All of these changed me to be able to express my feelings and my understanding and my experience of my mother in this remembrance, recorded at her memorial service in mid-April, 2022.