In my second year, in a phone call with a friend who no longer attended Al-anon, the three C's got my attention.
Those Three C's--a mnemonic of Al-anon-- help members accept the real nature of their alcoholic conundrum: I didn't cause my family member's dysfunction; I can't control it, and I can't cure it.
Thanks Marcia for reminding me of the three C's in your recent post: . http://mythinkinggotmehere.blogspot.com/2011/01/three-cs.html Your personal experience, shared in a minimalist style, keeps me coming back.
Like the author of today's CTC, I understand how truly powerless I am over my situation with my dry drunk. God's love for me gives me permission let go of obligations that only create guilt, and to see how beautiful life is.
I care about my family member more than I can put into words. I wish her health, happiness and family peace, but I cannot hand these to her. I can only love her and when I stop to think about that, it is enough. (For me it starts when Istop trying to walk on eggshells trying to please my mother!)
Every day, let me choose to put my trust in a Higher Power, knowing all is well. God's power takes over when I supply the willingness to let go.