I have been around recovery for many years …. I first got sober in 2007, with many relapses under my belt I have 4.5 years of continuous sobriety. Working the steps is important when you first get sober and continuing to not only work them but live them as you stay sober is just as important. When I first attempted to get sober living the steps, I did not do.
I recently made an amends that crept up in my mind a couple months ago. They say more will be reveled as you go through recovery and it is true. This was something I had not thought of in many years. It came to me while working steps 8 and 9 with a sponsee and then again as I helped a friend through a difficult situation at home. After a couple of months of struggling with this thought I knew I had to follow my heart and talk to my friend who I needed to make amends to. It was quick and easy as it was not a broken relationship as we were and are still friends. We talked and I realized even more how much this friend helped me through my dark times and I am forever grateful for her. She remembered clearly some of my craziness that I had no recollection of. I am sorry that I took her too far into my wrong doings.
It felt good to make this amends, even though like I said, it was something that eluded me for many years. I think Gods timing is good and things are reveled as they need to or are able to be dealt with.
Making amends is good for the soul!