I met my temporary sponsor when I was in a
28 day rehab stay. She was doing her service
work by going to the rehab and taking the new
comer to outside meetings.
I didnt know her from Adam, and was happy
first of all when I was given permission to leave
with her and go to a meeting.
Scared I was, nervous I was, yet, she guided me
along the way introducing me to folks she knew
in the program and allowing me to feel at ease
at those very first meetings.
As time went on and I completed my rehab stay
and aftercare program, I continued on my journey
following her, listening to her suggestions as she
guided me with her own actions in recover and life.
As an at home mom, wife, married life, I had to learn
to find balance in my program and everyday life. Taking
care of first things first and what I needed and wanted
to do to remain sober no matter what, I went to my
meetings, step studies, conventions, big book studies
and was able to meet up with my sponsor whenever
She became my one and only sponsor and was never
replaced because she represented everything I wanted
in a sober person. However, thru out my 29 yrs sobriety,
I have remain openminded to listening to all those sharing
their own ESH experiences, strengths and hopes of what
their life was and is like before during and after alcohol
I have used the fellowship of AA as a whole as
sponsors I can draw wisdom, strength and hope
from on a daily bases. If not in face to face
meetings which I did for yrs, but now, today,
here in SR.
I have had many role models to follow thru
out my life and many have been right there
in recovery guiding me along as folks I continue
to want to pattern my life after in recovery.
Those who live recovery in their everyday life
with the tools and knowledge learned along the
way to be the best person they can possibly be
in life today.
Good job on getting a new sponsor to guide you
as you continue on your own recovery journey in
life to achieve many of lifes rewarding gifts.