A couple minutes later, my phone rings again and I see that it is James. I answer it and he says in a voice more clear than he used in our previous conversation "I'm proud of you." I didn't really know what to say so I just said "yeah" as if it was a question. He said it again. "I am proud of you. For not drinking." So, I thanked him and then there was one of those famous silences where neither of us is sure what to say before the goodbye. We both chuckled and I said "bye" as he said "night" ... how sweet ... I can't wait until tomorrow when we watch the movie.
PS- For the record, I have been sober now for over a month :)