"So we are connected to the moon. That gives us power, a connection to the earth and the moon, men don't know about."
Cecilia Mitchell Mohawk
Cessation of drinking is but the first step away from a highly strained, abnormal condition. A doctor said to us, "Years of living with an alcoholic is almost sure to make any wife or child neurotic. The entire family is, to some extent, ill." Let families realize, as they start their journey all will not be fair weather. Each in his turn may be footsore and may straggle. There will be alluring shortcuts and by-paths down which they may wander and lose their way.
Big Book pg. 122 & 123
In many places AA literature gives credit to the stalwart women who have stood with their alcoholic men. Caring for them, providing for them, and covering for their absurdities. Mothers kept their faith in us when the rest of the world would have given up on us.
Great Spirit, help us to realize woman's connection with Grandmother and the power that gives them.