I'm sitting quietly with Husband's dad on the couch at 6:30am. He just finished yoga and is now reading a book after 24+ hours of travel last night. I'm drinking coffee and purposely up this early so I can take him on a walk around the neighborhood before breakfast so he gets a good tour, doesn't get lost and comes back within a reasonable time. He is in his late 60s and very into his health. He lifts weights, does yoga, bikes, cooks healthy food, does not drink caffeine or alcohol. He looks great.
I will now get ready for my walk with my dad-in-law. I will show him what I love about the early morning in Maadi. I wouldn't have done this if I were drinking. Thank you sobriety!!
-Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp -Almost Alcoholic by Joseph Nowinski and Robert Doyle -After the Tears: Helping Adult Children of Alcoholics Heal Their Childhood by Jane Middelton-Moz and Lorie Dwinell