Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Fellowship...

I didn't 'post', yesterday. I spent the day reflecting... And being in awe... I was asked to be included, in an A.A. meeting. To celebrate, someone, very dear to me, receiving their 1 year chip... I witnessed folks from every walk of life... I had tears in my eyes, again and again, as these folks spoke... They were all so proud, of my special person, and had said what gifts, they had been blessed with, by my dear ones presence... When it was my turn, to speak, I told them all, what a difference they had made, in my 'Dear one's', life... God was there, bringing such fellowship, to all that attended... Many of these folks, took time off of work, to watch my 'Dear one', receive that chip... Thank God, for that program... I had never been to a meeting, before, and was blessed, to see all of these folks, who have stumbled, and fallen, then had the courage, to stand up, and move foreword... This is a program, worthy of my donations...and I will keep them all, everywhere, in my prayers...
Barb C.
{ the little cup, that reads, " The Path to Truth, is Plain, and Safe" was a Christmas gift, from my friend, Colleen, last year... It is from the mid 1800's, and rings as true today, as the day it was made...}

5 comments:

elizabeth said...

Fellowship is a perfect title. How far would we get with out. Not very. Stumble and stumble. But when there is someone to help you get up. Much better. And it goes both ways. Mom, you have pulled me back on my feet and into sanity again, over and over. I love you so much, admire you and thank God every day that He blessed me with having you as my mother. He must have known you were the only woman in the world that could take on the challenge of me. I love you.

simplyiowa said...

Oh Liz...
God sent you to me, because He knew we'd understand each other, and help each other grow... We, as you know, are very, very much alike... We both stumble, and fall, but then... we get back up again... a little more determined, a few more scrapes, and scars...But we have always had each other, during the good, and bad times...You have held my hand, a time or two...
We are both so very Blessed, to have each other...
Love, Mom

summersundays-jw said...

I did the same for you & yes angels are wonderful. Their play is tonight so hope they act like little angels. Daughters are great -- don't know what I'd do without her & she gave me these 3 little munchkins. Jan

Kay said...

Ok you have me in tears now! What a blessing you are to each other.

I good friend of mine just recieved his 25 year award. I can't believe it has been that long I admire him so much.

Anita said...

Barb- I was just reading along and then Liz's comment sent a stream down my face. AA meetings are full of people who have humbled themselves to admit they have a problem and need help. Rich, poor, young, old, men, woemn, black, white...no one is immune. And I wish I had the faith some of those folks have....cause when you have lost it all, as some of them have, faith is soo impirtanr. It's what gets you through and what gets you up in the morning....Blessings, my friend. And hugs to your daughter, who is a treasure.