I know today that I am responsible for me, that no “one” caused me to be an alcoholic. Amends is about my side of the street – only. It’s about what I did , not what was done to me. I have learned to accept the responsibility for my past, my present and my future. I continue to gain understanding about the role I play in my life. I am grateful to say that my relationship with my daughter far exceeds the relationship I had with my father – and my mother. I continue to work on my side of the street, picking up the pieces of litter that flutter down from those long ago memories of confusion and pain. I am grateful for all the blessings God has bestowed on me – today they are gifts.