I hung out with my little brother last weekend and he surprised me by inviting me to his meeting coming up. He is getting his Bronze (one year) chip. I feel shitty that I can't completely let my guard down with him but my heart is bursting with pride and love. Him being sober for a year is almost unfathomable to me. I'm not attempting to be glib or dramatic when I say that I thought my brother was going to die. Obviously, sobriety is constant hard work and I'm not going to naively think that he can't possibly slip, but I'm just really happy that he is here.