Sorry to hear of the loss Gunner. I lost another one of the AA Bob's in my life about a year and a half ago, and I understand. When I read Chapter 11, A Vision For You -- for me, it describes our experience of the friends that we make in this deal. How they become like closer than family to us. And, it isn't easy when we have to let them go. The one wonderful thing that we have is the many memories of our times together. The fun and laughter. The helping each other and being there for each other. The kids. And, sometimes the Grand kids. We remember the miracle of sobriety for the both of us. And, probably the grandest of things -- is, that they lived to the end -- sober.
I'm always at a loss of words when others experience a loss. I do know how painful it is -- but, I never know another man or womans feelings. However, when it comes to losing one of our AA buddys -- that, I can seem to understand a little better than I can when it's a non-AA friend or relative.
Thanks for sharing with us Gunner. And, thanks for your friendship. I appreciate you.