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Grapevine : January 2011
WHEN I first came through these doors, I was defeated; totally ready to do what was necessary to stay so- ber. I didn't know that I was a child men- tally, emotionally and spiritually. I just knew that I was an uncontrolled drinker who had made a mess of her life. AA was the last recourse. I had dabbled in Al-Anon and also in Adult Children of Alcoholics. It was so nice to blame problems on parents, envi- ronment and genetics. About six months into sobriety and Step Three, I made a decision to turn my will and my life over to the care of God as I understood him. That seemed pretty simple to me, as I already had a God and could under- stand the direction of the Big Book. I did not understand that this was only the beginning of this Step for me. Nonetheless I really thought about this decision. To give one's life over to Surrendering to the moment brings personal victory THE IMPERFECTIONIST POWERLESS PHOTO BY SCOTT S. Grapevine 15