Defeated, and knowing it, I arrived at the doors of A.A.,
alone and afraid of the unknown. A power outside of myself
had picked me up off my bed, guided me to the phone book,
then to the bus stop, and through the doors of Alcoholics
Anonymous. Once inside A.A. I experienced a sense of being
loved and accepted, something I had not felt since early childhood.
May I never lose the sense of wonder I experienced on that
first evening with A.A., the greatest event of my entire life.