Thank you, Cessie for the reminder. Amen, to what you wrote.
And, also thank you, Tim, for the reminder of Fr. Judge.
I talked with some AA's who were on the scene during 9/11. Their experiences were amazing. They told of having meetings on sidewalks and reaching out to be of support to other AA's during a tragic time. They told of their amazement -- when they thought that it would be the tip of the ice berg that would cause so many AA's to return to drinking -- and the amazement was that they maintained their sobreity and strength in greater numbers than in more peaceful situations.
I've also communicated with some of our Fellowship that are troops and other military people serving in Iraq and Afganistan. And, about them, seeking out each other and holding small meetings, and how AA has helped them to endure the hardships of their situations and circumstances.
We even have a few of them who visit here with us on the site when they have Internet connections. What a blessing they are to me!!! These are my heros!!! I thank all of the law enforcement, first responders, and military and civilians -- that work so hard and make such sacrifice to keep us safe and free. And, their families, friends and loved one's -- for the sacrifices that they make, as well. And, expecially, to my AA brothers and sisters -- serving on the front lines and in the back lines of support. PLEASE let me know if there is anything I can ever do for you! I appreciate so much, you, and what you are doing for me, and for all of us!
May God keep you close -- and bless you tremendously.