A Meeting At Western Oaks Christian Church Essay

877 Words Sep 4th, 2015 4 Pages
On August 24th at 10:00 a.m I attended an AL ANON meeting at Western Oaks Christian Church. The church was located at 8100 N.W 23rd street across from the Buffalo Grill where I have routinely dined at for years. I was forced to put multiple open meetings in my cell phone calendar so that by some miracle it could spontaneously coincide with my hectic work schedule. So when the stars aligned and I had one hour of spare time I drove to a meeting and was caught completely off guard by details I forgot to list in my calendar notes. I forgot to list if the meetings were all mens or womens and I hadn’t even considered how a woman 's meeting would react to a man sitting in and observing. I would be figuring that out very quickly just how they would react when I walked through the door full of nervousness from the pure surprise of the circumstances. Quickly those emotions ceased and I felt welcomed as they insisted I introduce myself and give a brief description as to why I was the meeting. I told them that I was a student from Osu-Okc and I was studying to become a Substance and Alcohol abuse counselor. I explained that my passion for this career were ignited by the dysfunction plagued upon my family by alcohol and drugs. I told them of my own personal struggles early in life and why I felt I could relate to both sides of the suffering from both the alcoholic and their loved ones. They all gave me amazing feedback reassuring me that they were glad to have me attend and I was in for…

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