My weekend stated on Friday with some slightly frantic packing, cleaning and double checking of paperwork. I had a abritration to attend. I file a civil suite against a tow truck company in the area. Some items were stolen from my vehicle while in their coustody. It went well some concessions were made and an agreement was entered into. After that I came home, loaded the car, did a few more things around the house and headed for Jamboree in El Paso, TX. It was a rewarding weekend. Not only was the speakers fantastic, but I could not have asked for a better fellowship experience. I was reconnected with dear friend one was my first sponsor when I returned to recover in 1990, the other was a person I had worked with while in the military. I was overjoyed when I met a lady with the same first name and first intial as mine. We started introducing ourselves as sister; same father different mothers. The most important concept expressed was it is not the differences in our journey to recovery that binds us it is the similarities. We understand hopeless, helpless, worthless and disperation. And we know the gift of freedom we have recieved. Attending this event is evidence of my growth in recovery. I have always enjoyed such events but would get deeply depressed when they over. I thank God this is not the case today. Today I carry the love that was shared with me. The memory of the good food, laughter and shopping i was a part of. Back home now and face with the fact that my hubby's pay and hours have been cut. I know God did not bring me this far to drop me. So with the knowledge,along with my husband we do the footwork to secure employment where ever that may be. One of the message expressed by all the speaker is my recover is my responsiblity. I learned some time ago that sometimes the hand that reaches out for help must be mine.It is a great day. I hope yours is a blessed one.
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