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- April 27, 2015 at 5:58 pm #4471474
Hi all. Well, I started Step 9 on Friday.
I started with an easy one (my little brother). I only had to make a general amends to him and apologize for the concern he must have had over my drinking and if I had embarrassed him at some point. He is also an alcoholic but is VERY high functioning and still enjoys his drinking. I did have to listen to a couple drunk stories about myself. This is still painful for me but I did feel a LOT better after it was done.
I made amends to my husband yesterday. Boy, THAT was hard. And I was pretty raw for the rest of the evening but I feel sooo much better today. Tonight I plan on making amends to my son. This will also be a hard one. I have lunch plans on Wednesday to meet with my Mom. I actually am so glad to be at this step when I have been dreading it for 11 months!
My sponsor has asked me to write an amend letter to myself. I feel I will get a tremendous amount out of that!
Wish me luck as I trudge the road of happy destiny 🙂
I would like to get my amends completed by my year birthday (May 9th) so that I can move on to the maintenance steps! :c032:April 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm #4471481
Ah! Guess what?! I think there’s a little AA loophole that will enable you to do steps 10, 11, and 12 right now!!
How exciting for you! After you’ve made your 1st ammend, I do believe you are elgible for further action! When have you finished a tough step in the BB, only to find that you’ve only made “a beginning?”
“This thought brings us to Step Ten.”
What thought might that be? Finishing the rest of our Ammends!
You’re there! You will be amazed before you are halfway through! You may be amazed now! You may have been amazed shortly after that ammends with you DH! Think about it. You may need the power in steps 10 and 11 to finish off 9. I don’t see how it could hurt!
You have entered the World of the Spirit. Your next step is to grow in understanding and effectiveness, is it not?
Would you not recoil from liquor like a hot flame? Did you do this yourself, or did God do for you what you could not do for yourself?
I hope you get done with your ammends soon and have an awesome b-day!:bday7April 27, 2015 at 7:25 pm #4471475
Thank you SO much!
Yes, my sponsor said the same as you.
She said that she would like me to finish my immediate family amends and the letter to myself and then she will take me through 10, 11 & 12. Our goal is to get me through the steps in the next couple of weeks.
I am SO excited! Yes I know I will have more amends to do but it is a great start!
I had not considered what you said, that doing step 10 might be necessary to complete Step 9.
Funny that you said this “Would you not recoil from liquor like a hot flame? Did you do this yourself, or did God do for you what you could not do for yourself?”
because that is exactly how I feel about alcohol today. I do feel that I have a VERY healthy fear of it. It terrifies me how far down alcohol took me and what I allowed myself to become. I am SO blessed. (I think my HP is stronger than everyone elses, lol)
Yes, I am PROOF that there is a higher power and that it is so powerful to be able to save a wretch like me! 🙂
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