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    “Thy Will, not mine, be done.” – A look at dealing with life and sobriety, after death.

    Today, as well as tomorrow, is quite a tough time for me, as it has been for the last seven years. On May 14, 2010, my partner Lesley, whom I had made my sober life with, suffered a massive heart attack. Looking back on that time, I can see the trauma that we all went through. By all, I refer to Lesley’s Mother, her sister, several close family friends and, of course, myself. Had it not been for a strong belief in the program and a very strong sponsor I can see that, at that time, it would have been so easy for me to return to my confidant for so many years, the bottle. This time of year is when I must make sure my head and my emotions are closely tuned to Twelve Steps and my Higher Power. Up until that time, I had gotten sober, lived on… Continue reading