Monday, March 1, 2010

my cup runneth over...

there is a lot to be grateful for today, and my cup runneth over we had our women's sleepover
with over 70 in attendance it was spiritual and moving.
we rushed home and i had to get ready
for our new group i found out on Friday we had no chairs for the meeting so i put a call out on the
email to members in the area. there are 3 of us who are working hard to get this meeting
going, i sold 100 worth of cards and pictures actually about 80 dollars and a couple
of members donated some money. so a week ago i ordered some literature and had some money
supplies left. the order did not get here in time, we had no literature but i had the readings i
copied off so i copied off the first chapter of the basic text. i got to the meeting hall around 2 and
there were 5 guys there ready to help set up. they brought chairs and muscle and we cleaned
the room. i had made some fliers and one of the members took one of the fliers and made 50
copies and passed 50 copies. they told me one of the groups would let us use the extra chairs.
i told them i needed to get coffee and supplies and one of the guys said he would get those and
donate that to the group. then when meeting time came i was nervous as was my girlfriend who
had wanted to start this with me.
when we got there another gentleman was there and he had a
very old Spanish basic text that he donated to the group. i am not sure, but i think it is a first
edition. which would make it very valuable. another gentleman showed up with actual readings
he was holding on to for some time. our first Hispanic NA meeting had 10 members in attendance.
one group donated a Spanish step working guide, when the members saw that book they were
jumping with excitement. i swear it was like little kids at Disneyland!! our little room was full and
it was full of hope and recovery. by the time i left we had a request for 4 basic texts, 3
step working guides and more pamphlets. i put in another order last night for 90 dollars. so
right now our group has spent it's funds but i think, i think it is all good.
i am so excited for our new group, one of our members went to the probation office last week
with fliers and they told them about the meeting, the probation office is going to send the
Hispanics to our group!! the meeting was so amazing. now i need to look around for a facility
that could house a large group. we may need to get another group going so there is room for
Wes spent the weekend studying and doing laundry and being as loving and
supporting as he could ever be. i just am amazed today and grateful i did not listen to those
who said it could not be done, that i did not speak enough Spanish, that it was too big a
task. i have a lot of work to do before next week i will try to get to the blog world to
see how every one is doing, i hope all is well.


Akelamalu said...

Sounds like you're doing a grand job!

Lou said...

Awesome! Did you ever think you could pull something like this off?? You have come so far, and shine hope to all those still suffering.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Congratulations to you and your efforts!!!!
You should be so proud....I am.

74WIXYgrad said...

It's always great to read about people being excited about working together to help others in a big way.

Ms Hen said...

Totally Magnificient...'woot'.. Yay..

It is amazing how it all came together.. and the sleepover sounded fun too.


Syd said...

Good for you. I am glad that you persisted with the dream.

Mama Zen said...

This is wonderful! Good for you!