I’m just a normal guy. No big tragedy in my life to speak of, but something was off with me because I remember how good it felt when I started using. It felt like freedom. It didn’t take long to realize that I was addicted - I couldn’t just quit like I thought and instead I got worse. Toward the end of my addiction I felt completely out of control, like a puppet on a string. I felt empty, alone, and afraid.
Finally, I started looking outside of myself for help. A brief window of opportunity came and I entered a year long residential program. That was one of the best decisions of my life. It gave me a safe place to get clean and heal, and safe people to be around to help me get through because I couldn’t do it alone. Nobody can.
I want to be part of the crew of people that helps you find healing for the things done to you, and forgiveness for the things you’ve done. I want to help you find who you are and what you are made to do. I hope we can meet and see if that is a possibility.
Growing up I never felt like there was anything wrong with my family. I didn’t know that my dad was an alcoholic. He had quit drinking for the period of time I remembered as a child. Then one day, when I was twelve, my life was flipped upside down when my parents divorced. My dad had chosen to leave our family. My mom was left to raise three kids on her own. She did an amazing job of helping us stay grounded. My dad basically abandoned my brothers and I. He didn’t want to support us in any way not even financially. He eventually became homeless and then drank himself to death on the streets of Vancouver.
At the time of my parents’ divorce I didn’t realize how broken I was. When I started high school I was introduced to drugs and alcohol. I dabbled here and there with anything and everything that was available. I was not afraid to try anything even if I didn’t know what it would do to me. Before I knew it I was a full blown addict. Thank the Lord one day I finally hit my bottom. By the grace of God He saved me. He pulled me out of the dark pit I was in. He grabbed my hand and whispered in my ear just trust me. I was able to get help by completing a year long program. Since then amazing things have happened in my life. I am now married to an amazing husband, Geoff, and we have been blessed with five beautiful children. God is good!