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Re: Portrait of a Sponsor
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2011, 02:28:11 PM »
 8) 8) 8)   A sponsor is a person you choose to share you recovery with.All sponsors look different ,there is no picture that fits them.THey should have a working knowledge of the Twelve Steps , and be willing to care and share .       8) 8) 8)
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Portrait of a Sponsor
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2011, 09:43:01 AM »
Portrait of a Sponsor

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Portrait of a Sponsor

I can't give solutions to all of life's problems, doubts, or fears.
But I can listen to you, and together we will search for answers.

I can't change your past with all it's heartache and pain, nor the future with its untold stories.
But I can be there now when you need me to care.

I can't keep your feet from stumbling.
I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall.

Your joys, triumphs, successes, and happiness are not mine;
Yet I can share in your laughter.

Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge;
I can only support you, encourage you, and help you when you ask.

I can't prevent you from falling away from friendship, from your values, from me.
I can only pray for you, talk to you and wait for you.

I can't give you boundaries which I have determined for you,
But I can give you the room to change, room to grow, room to be yourself.

I can't keep your heart from breaking and hurting,
But I can cry with you and help you pick up the pieces and put them back in place.

I can't tell you who you are.
I can only love you and be your friend.
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