Congrats to both of you from another friend of Bill's (12 yrs. March 15th) The only line of your story that hit me a touch uneasy is the line of being totally confident you'll never drink again.
That's a very tough pill to swallow, maybe not today but there may be a day that it will be. Get into the habit of treating it as a daily reprieve. Keep it in 24 hour compartments. Practice that now when it's easier and if a day comes up on you that it becomes harder, you'll have the practice under your belt to just think "I only need to get through today...."
Keep up the great work!!
I probably should not have said it in exactly that way. I will address that more tomorrow morning. To give a short preview, I did go to about 75 AA meetings in the past year starting after I had been sober for four months. I got a lot out of that but I have some specific thoughts about the "One Day at a Time" philosophy as it pertains to me.
AA is a valuable organization, and has given me much.
The mental picture I went to my first AA meeting was that I was sober, but that I had a paper-thin coating around me to repel alcohol. I used AA and other reading to build that to 1/2" thick armor plate. I am working on hardening that plate and extending the thickness.
Thanks for your comment, it is on target. And hubris is one part of my weakness.