the husband of a coworker at my internship died suddenly last week. i missed the funeral but heard a little bit about it in group this morning. evidently the man was a leader in the recovery community, very well known and respected. when my co-facilitator described it, he said it was a “recovery funeral” and that he’d never been to one before, even though he has been sober for about 20 years, himself. he went on to describe that the family was awarded the man’s Eternity Medallion. i totally teared up. i don’t subscribe to AA but i like that medallion business, and an Eternity Medallion is about the sweetest thing i’ve ever heard.
rest in peace, recovered man.