Eat your heart out kids! Guess who I got to visit with today? Sassy! Aka Sharon. Aka shashort She and her husband, Bill, rolled up to our front door around 2 pm today on their way back from Pigeon Forge to Indianapolis (only about an extra 7 hours out of their way!) and we just spent the most delightful four hours or so together. What a hoot and a half. But much too brief. She is everything I thought she'd be and more (if that's possible!). She even walked upstairs (in that darn "boot" she still has to wear) to take a look at our "ugly room." A big old room that houses paraphernalia from all the shows my husband and I have been in plus things from our childhood, his old toy cars, old comic books, etc., a pair of hippie jeans of mine from the 60's (did I ever have a waist that small?)
We had lunch and just talked and talked, about... well, everything. About our lives, about today's 'youth,' about people on this site who have relapsed and whom we hope will come back into the fold. The guys told of their own quit experiences. Both got over theirs easy peasy. (Nya nya nya nya nya!) Bill joked about the fact that HE didn't need nor get a special 'vacation'' when HE quit. Referring to our EX reunions. Laugh out loud time. He's got the greatest sense of humor. Interestingly in talking about the "youth" of today, and how lacking they are in discipline and all that goes along with that, it kept reminding Sharon and me of this site and what we continue to say over and over again. And the discipline necessary with which to approach and maintain a quit. Your precepts in life go hand and hand with those of your quit. If you have them to begin with, it makes it easier. If you don't, then you sure as heck will learn them through the quitting process. Because quitting WILL give those precepts.
If you want to know what you need to do and be during your struggles with quitting, one of the Elders here to pay attention to is Sharon. She's been through hell and back and maintained her quit DESPITE it. She is one of the Champions on this site. (And she's not alone in this.) Strive to be like her, and you can't go wrong.
Before they left I made sure that we got some pictures together. To tell you how comfortable I felt in their company, I said to Bill after he had taken a couple of shots with my camera "You're worthless!" More mirth, more laughter, more pictures. Here are a few..... (The ones he took on his cell phone were much better, by the way!)
This meeting will linger long in my heart. Thank you Sharon and Bill for going way out of your way to grace us with your presence. It makes my heart sing and will continue to do so until the next, (I hope) visit.
(PS - I got permission to put my blog out first! 'Cause she's not home yet. Hers is coming about her entire trip. Wait for it......! And no, we didn't take any picture of the easy peasy guys. They don't deserve pictures! lol)