In the early days a guy six weeks sober was my hero because to my sick mind six weeks without a drink was just about attainable for a guy like me. Any longer and you were having a laugh, weren't you?
Now almost 18 years down the line i have to pinch myself how far my family and me have come
For me it was important the sponsor i've ended up with (after going through 2 previous ones) has made a sober life i admire and would like to have so it makes sense to me that he's the kind of guy to lead me down the path towards it. But this life wont be his it will be mine and i'll be accountable for everything that happens in it, even the good stuff
But more importantly once i've got it guys like him can also show me how to hold onto it!
He always tells me a sponsor holds the lamp while we do the digging!
Sounds about right.