My cross was given to me by my sponsor in Alcoholics Anonymous as a gift to celebrate my 5th year of sobriety. She and I met when I first came in to the program and we stayed acquainted throughout the years. It was not until my mother passed away in January, that she and I connected and she became my sponsor. She encourages all her sponsees to be the change we want to see in the world. I have been challenged to practice random acts of kindness and I look forward when it is time for me to pass my cross forward.