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Hi y'all...

Betty K. was a stalwart of one of the MIP recovery groups.

I met her eight years ago, after braving the underground subway system of New York City.

She told me that she had been to Stepping Stones, north of NY. With a whole lot of people.

 

I was an out of town visitor, and I only had my SO with me. We went up there by rail.

The taxi cab driver we hired from the station, seemed to be a moonlighter. And older model

car, with his young son in the passenger seat. I enjoyed this- because, as tourists it gave us

contact with the real people.

At the Wilson's kitchen table- our hosts played us a tape of Abby and Bill's early encounter. I

wept profusely. Out of relief and gratitude.

I had fantasied about Lois and Bill being my mum and dad.

At that encounter, I realised that I was a part of a much bigger family, Coda being a branch of this.

I could walk into rooms anywhere, and actually feel at home.

My own home, my family home, was not actually like this, really.

There was too much history. :(

 

Coming online I di not think of Stepping Stones so much.

I reflected on the AA clubhouses I had visited- in different parts of the States. 

Georgia, Florida, NYC, South Dakota and Texas.

 

I did not find CODA there- but it is here! Right here.

There is only one meeting actually advertised in the whole of NZ.

Not sure how that group is doing, especially through Covid. ???

 

So here ah is! 

                     Hi! aww 

 



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