Many thanks to all of you who shared your experience, strength and hope with me on my last question. Your perspectives all helped me get clarity.
I am reminded of something I heard at yesterday's meeting: "I have to be careful not to make my sponsor my higher power or put her on a pedestal. I'm still responsible for my own decisions."
I couldn't help but notice that my dear sponsor, whom I love dearly and continue to respect, nodded her head in agreement.