I was talking to my sponsee the other day. Just writing that sentence is a revelation—me, a sponsor? That’s something I thought would never happen, and something I would never be good enough for. When I was asked to be a sponsor, I was so stunned that the first thing that flew out of my mouth was, “Are you sure?” Clearly, there was still a bit of self-will there or my HP would have helped me keep my mouth shut. One of many miracles is that I said yes. Now I believe my experience, hope, and faith can help someone

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