We are Stars

Used 2013-05-18 Mom's Day (AlKHall Anonymous sobriety recovery)

Mom’s Day

Sober parents are stars shining over the sea of their kids’ lives.

In times of smooth sailing our stars are simply a reassuring and pleasant presence, but in stormy times our children will be able to look up to us, and navigate through their difficulties by the light of our examples.

Be bright!

[i originally left this as a comment to the wonderful Recovering by Grace in her post, “Determined to be a Part“.]


About Al K Hall

Like a battered drinker or a punch drunk boxer, i am here for another round. For those of you who don’t know me, i’m a semi-professional writer on the rocks and a non-practicing alcoholic (if after 30 years of practicing, you still can't do something well, it's best to just give it up). For those of you who do know me, thanks for stopping by anyway and where’s the ten bucks you owe me? Welcome to my Bar None. A hole in the wall where we can hang out and trade the kind of stories you swap only when you’ve had one too many and either can’t find your way home or are afraid to. Hell, it’s cheaper than therapy and plus the pictures are prettier. Here we’ll crack open bottles and jokes and ‘last call’ are the only dirty words you’ll never hear. Pull up a stool and make yourselves at home.

Posted on May 18, 2013, in Alcoholism, Lessons in Recovery, Recovery, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. That’s brilliant! It’s simply “right”. ABSOLUTELY right! Children (like us) learn the most through the hard times! Stay strong. You ARE strong. Believe it!

  2. Very true and very touching, Al.

  3. Beautifully put. Every parent should commit this to memory.

    • I agree with Luddy, absolutely. Kids “get it” … we grown ups aren’t as clever as we thing about hiding stuff. On the other hand …

      What they’re getting now is the REAL AL. They are forever IN LOVE with you. All good.

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