Part of my experience in being sober has been watching people make it back in to the rooms of Recovery. Often what I hear them say are things like this:
I am sorry I disappointed you all
I was scared to come back
I thought everyone would be mad at me
I was just too afraid to come back after so many times
I was afraid of what others would say/think about me
And on and on…
This and all the other excuses, judgments, and internal condemnations are nothing more than false pride.
I would like to set the record straight.
I have not once been angry with anyone who has been able to make it back into the rooms of Recovery.
Just the opposite. I am relieved beyond measure and grateful to see them still alive.
I know some people get cranky but I see that as their stuff, their inability to separate the person from the disease or lack of experience with empathy. It is their Spiritual Challenge.
Don’t let anyone or anything keep you from coming back into Recovery.
The Doors are all unlocked; we are here for you, waiting to help you get back up on your Spiritual Feet.
Come Home to where you belong, where you are wanted and needed.
We stand in the Sunlight of the Spirit waiting, The Fellowship of the Spirit is here for you.
Come back and make it soon.