I am sitting at my desk on Christmas day at Tallgrass, listening to Christmas music and thinking about the past year. There are many thoughts going through my head. The one thing that really is apparent to me is that I am so grateful for the gift of sobriety. As Rylee (2.0) barks to at the door to be let in, the thought of the many people who have been touched by Tallgrass, goes through my head. The one that has had the biggest impact is of course, my dad. He passed away in September and is at the big meeting in the sky. I think back to the hundreds of faces of people who have spent time at Tallgrass and wonder how many are clean and sober today, enjoying the holiday’s, as I am able to. I think of the ones who were lost as a result of this disease. Adam, Matt, Mike, Troy, Rob, Prescott, Brian, and whoever else I am not aware of. Then I picture the hundreds of people who are sober and clean today, far too many to mention here.
I am blessed with a loving family, caring friends, a wonderful job with great co-workers and a God that has been with me everyday of my life whether I knew it or not. My life has been greatly affected in a way that would never been possible if I hadn’t received the gift of sobriety. So I would just like to say thank you to every person who has touched my life as a result of God’s gift called Tallgrass.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sunshine warm upon your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.