You know what the drinking is doing to them, do you know what it is doing to you? That came across the screen a couple years before I really heard of Al-Anon, but it was a seed that was planted.
No, I did not know what their drinking was doing to me. All I knew was, I was angry most of the time, I was fearful, and my life was out of control. I did not know I was focused on him, them, more than myself. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. I had no friends left and was very lonely.
I finally arrived at the doors of Al-Anon, crying and so overwhelmed with sadness. The members were so glad to see me and welcomed me. They looked so happy and peaceful. They shared with me what Al-Anon is and how it can help me, but I had to keep coming back. One meeting would not fix me.
I wanted what they had. What I was doing was not working. One member said to me, “Keep doing what you’re doing, and you will keep getting what you’re getting. Do you like what you’re getting?” I knew I did not. So, I kept coming back. A meeting at a time. And it wasn’t long before I started feeling better and was taking care of myself.
The more positive changes I made, the better I felt. I found myself a sponsor and called her. She was so much help for me. I continue to go to Al-Anon. I have found a new ay of life that is so much happier and healthier for me.
We meet ever Monday at noon and every Wednesday evening at 6:30 at Hope Lutheran Church, Wautoma. Come join us.
Peace to you,