Who would care enough to reach out and give his hand to a gambling addict in a recovery meeting? This would include going to a Correctional Facility for a meeting with incarcerated gambling addicts Through many years of attending a recovery meeting for those of us who enable gambling addicts, I saw George W. do this many times. The welcome and warmth he gave to newcomers was heartening to watch.
He encouraged my companion, William P., inn many ways through the years After William passed, I found a photo of George's grandson in William's wallet. This had meaning for both of them and William honored the grandson by carrying the photo in in his wallet.
William was a gambling addict. George encouraged William but practiced tough love with him, too.. If a gambler was having struggles in recovery, George would recognize it and suggest more meetings, more telephoning, more Step work. George knew the signs and willingly shared his story to fellow addicts. He was a dynamic speaker.
I would like to express condolences to Charlotte, Greg, and Mark for your loss. There is an empty space where George once was. George died on July 16, 2017 which was two days before what would have been William P."s birthday. God bless.
Said in a recovery meeting:
I sought my soul, but could not see.
I sought my God, but He eluded me.
I sought my brothers,and found all three.