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|10-05-2008, 10:28 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: my room in ct.
My Sponsor Passed
the man that was the most helpful in my recovery from alcohol, drugs, and myself... has passed on today...
he has been very ill for two long, and more operations did not help...
he had cancer...
i have had a number of losses in my time in recovery, the biggest one was SR's Miracal... my girlfriend...
before, and after her passing, Big Dan was there for me all the way...
he and i have very similar storys, his lady passed from addictions also...
with his wisdom, Big Dan has helped me to not only stay sober and face death...
Big Dan has helped me to grow up, and live the twelve steps of recovery...
you will be dearly missed Dan...
not only by me...
missed by all who's life you gave back to, loved, and touched...
rest in peace my spiritual father...
i miss you so already...
your a part of me, and i love you forever...
Dan, i will be ok!
and i dont have to medicate my feelings...
you helped teach me that!
|10-05-2008, 10:40 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Mobile AL
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and "Big Dan".
I'm glad you realized you don't need to medicate your feelings! Getting through times like this can be tough......
Hugs, Prayers and Blessings,
|10-05-2008, 10:52 AM||#3 (permalink)|
No more merlot, more mamma
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hills, Ct
Blog Entries: 36
I'm glad that you shared Pat...much love and prayers sent out for you and Dan's other loved ones..
But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things. ~Vincent van Gogh
|10-05-2008, 11:20 AM||#4 (permalink)|
watching the clouds roll away
Join Date: Jan 2005
Rusty - I hear so much love in your voice. I am sorry for your loss, but glad that you had such a strong person to help guide you in your recovery.
I know he would smile at the end of your letter.
In memory of Mike, brilliant artist, loyal friend, beloved soul who passed away on September 11, 2008 from the disease of addiction.
If you are lost please take this chance to go to a meeting today or ask someone for help.
|10-05-2008, 12:38 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Northern CA
Oh Rusty Zipper...this is tragic. I am so sorry but the silver lining in your post: "I will be ok. I don't have to medicate my feelings" is a real tribute to your sponsor. And to you.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
|10-05-2008, 12:44 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2005
Sorry to hear that Pat.
I agree with what Boston said totally!
As from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth,
even so from the Creator an infinity of beings have life and to him return again.
-- Maitri Upanishads
|10-05-2008, 12:57 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Deeeep South
((((Rusty))))) I am sorry for your loss in this life...
"Imagine for a moment that we are standing on the sea shore. We have waved goodbye to our friend who is sailing away on a large clipper ship. We stand and watch the billowing white sails and the boat appears to get smaller and smaller. Finally, it moves beyond our sight. "There he goes," we say. But in reality, the boat has not vanished nor is it gone. It is simply out of our sight. On a far off shore there are others standing and waiting and they excitedly call out, "Here he comes!"
And there he is....
Love and Light to you and your loving sponsor who left you so much, dear Rusty...
|10-05-2008, 01:27 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Social Network Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2007
I'm so sorry about your sponsor, but he will live on...through you.
Hugs and prayers!
"I'm not where I want to be, but thank God I'm not where I used to be" - Joyce Meyer
"You got what it takes you can win, today is your day to begin. - Shania Twain
(Tinker, Elvis [RIP], Patches and Mots - Mouth Of The South)
|10-05-2008, 06:47 PM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: my room in ct.
wolf'y, that was touching, thanks much...
and thank you all family...
i wished you all would have met him tho...
funny, in a way you did... through me...
|10-05-2008, 08:39 PM||#13 (permalink)|
Attitude of Gratitude
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Sorry to hear about your loss.
Thank you for the touching post, I can visualize Big Dan.
His Spirit lives on in you.
Just when the Catterpillar thought her life was over, She became a Butterfly
|10-06-2008, 02:06 AM||#15 (permalink)|
I just saw this. Tears ran down my face as I realize something. It is for
your sense of of loss because I know you will miss him so.
But it was something you said.
Because he has helped and inspired you, you have helped and inspired
me and touched my life in these last two years in more ways
than you can know.
So I feel like like I have met Dan, and have gotten to know him.
And remember, it's not goodbye, but until then.
"God holds me still in the eye of the Storm"
|10-06-2008, 11:06 AM||#18 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Dancing in the Light
I am so sorry for your loss.
Big Dan would be very proud of you.
|10-06-2008, 02:51 PM||#20 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2001
I am so sorry for your loss and I can see how special this man was thru your words. May Big Dan rest in peace and my prayers are with you always Pattee for comfort, peace, and strength.
love and hugs ~
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