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A Grateful Goodbye

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My first sponsor, M., passed away last month. He was one of the first people I met in OA, but it was a year before he became my sponsor. He was one of the few men I’d met and one of very few OA members who identified as a sponsor. I wrote down his number, but at the time, he sure didn’t seem like someone I envisioned as my sponsor. When I first came to OA, I needed help, and I was open to the OA message, so I quickly devoted myself to my home group. I was struck “almost

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