I do not know why I belong to OA. What I do know is that I do belong. I am a member through and through. All my life, I have struggled to feel “a part of.” Now, in this Fellowship, I truly have found the home and place where I belong. Often when I see funny pictures and scenes online, I jokingly say, “my people.” In all seriousness, all OA people are my people. This Fellowship and the individuals in it welcomed me. They gently told me I was okay, to keep coming back, that I was doing the program

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