Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Tuesday Night, April 1, 2008

April 1 Do you imagine that God does not enjoy a good joke? Is it you knowing that God is without humor? I tell you, God invented Humor. Meditations from Conversations with God Book 1 p 60
Heeeeeeyyyyyyyy AAAAAAAAAALLLLLLllllllllkkkkkkkkies.
Hear that? That was me clicking my heals. (not heels) Today was a wonderful day. I went to the 12:15 meeting at Lambda as I had a Dr. appointment on that side of town. (One tank gas per week - yeah, right) I was about two minutes early so I just settled in with a bit of chit chat. As I scoped out the room I noticed this man with red hair was sitting in the row of seats that I was facing. I was against the Left side wall. The meeting started and I kept looking at this man and thought, I think I know him. I asked Sonny if the guys name was Rick and he said no but he had been around for quite awhile. So disappointed I zoned in on the sharing, still looking at the redhead. At the end of the meeting I went to the can. On exiting here came the redhead. Face to Face. I asked him if his name was Rick. "Yes." I asked if his last name was Z. "Yes". It was Him. He is looking at me like "who the hell are you". I told him who I was and we hugged and exchanged phone numbers. Now I had not seen Rick since 1973. We dated for awhile and in fact, he was the one I was in bed with when I had my heart attack at age 32. He was really a sweetheart, visited me in the hosp every day and drove my Mother up to see me. That was back when I was really in my disease full throttle. I really treated him rather shabbily when My ex came to LA from Houston and I just put Rick in the back seat and just fawned over my ex. When Bill left, I picked back up with Rick. A few weeks later he told me he was moving to Houston. I last saw him the night before he left. Man do I need to make an amends to him. That will be one of the first things on my list. What a God Shot to be given the GIFT of being able to do this.
Next thing is I went to my endocrinologist and got a very good report from him. All systems are running fine and from what he saw he said my Retinopathy was due to the Diabetes. I was diagnosed in 92 and then undiagnosed, repeat, repeat,
and re diagnosed again in 1997. It was during this time that he feels the damage was done. But THE BEST PART is that I should have a full recovery and my sight should return to where it was. Now if I had only not skipped the 1.5 year of eye checkups. Diabetics are supposed to have exams annually. Well, have I learned the hard way or not. Now I know that GOD just keeps gifting and gifting and gifting.
Now am I BLESSED or what?!!
Today I am grateful for:
God, My Higher Power.
My Sobriety
Dolly, my Schnauzer. (always)
My Sponsor.
Reconnecting with Rick.
Being given the chance to make an amends.
The miracles of sobriety.
Y'all be pretty NOW, ya heah!


dAAve said...

I told ya.

Scott W said...

I would say, yes, you are blessed.

Trailboss said...

How nice to run into someone you haven't seen in years. I love how I see you guys work the program of AA.

Mary Christine said...

Wow. I love that you ran into Rick. You two must need to see each other. How very cool.

Bill said...

Wow, that's incredible running into Rick after all the years.

I'm convinced that God has a sense of humor, because he created the platypus, the human, and that humongous flower that smells like a rotting corpse.