I feel honored to share with you this conversation I had with my friend. It actually started out as a test run for this podcast, but I was so inspired by it, that I wanted to share it in hopes it would help someone else.
He has been a tremendous part of my own recovery. It was he reaching out to me at a 12 step meeting that helped me feel like I belonged. That I was not only wanted in that group, but also that I was very in truth needed, AND that I didn't need any special skill, knowledge, level of worthiness...I just needed to show up.
Since then, my friend and I have had many many conversations during the week on the phone, and after 12 step meetings. He now serves as a facilitator for a 12 step meeting, and continues to share his testimony of the love God has for us, and the real power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. That only through the Grace of our Savior can we find real lasting recovery from addiction.