Why is Jimmy a hero to me? 1) I've heard his testimony of struggle and triumph, and seen the evidence of God working in his life. B) Jimmy has such a heart for CR. He simply oozes recovery. 3) Jimmy encouraged my running. Last year, He and I ran many of the same 5k races. Well, not only is he taller than I am, Jimmy is also a much faster runner. He would finish his race, run back to find me, and run with me to my finish--cheering me on the whole time since he pretty much could just walk to keep up with me. That wasn't something I asked him to do; it was his way of encouraging me to keep going until I finished.
Is that not how recovery works? A sponsor or accountability partner who's further along in his recovery--comes along side someone who's not as advanced, pushing them to finish the course no matter how long it takes. That's why I said Jimmy simply oozes recovery without even trying.
Thanks for being a hero, my woolly booger friend!
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