I am a simple man with a simple life. I work and I am a devoted father to my daughter. Although my wife of 22 years passed away it made the bond with my daughter even stronger, but it came with a cost.
Over passing time I had turned to drinking as a get-a-way from my problems and I used drinking until it finally took everything I had worked for. I had let my guard down and the devil made his way into my life. I saw no way out or though this bump in the road. Then I came to Safe Harbor of Nashville. At first I was skeptical. Wondering if I had made the right choice. I was left wandering if I could do this, if I could change.
The staff took me in and set out helping me get my life in order. Yes, they are stern and have rules to follow. As in life, it too has its own set of rules that are much more demanding.
Everyone here took me under their wing and showed me that I could not do this alone. They guided me step-by-step. They showed me how to pick myself up, dust myself off, and take the next right step. All the while showing how to read and apply Gods word in the Bible to my life. They gave me meaning and hope, work ethic, and a sense of responsibility. They showed me how to humble myself before God. This was very new to me to say the least. In other words: In a world of people seeing fault, they looked beyond my faults and saw my needs. They help pick up the pieces and put them back together.
Now I have almost graduated and have a light in my eyes that has never been there before. I have renewed the relationship with my daughter and family. Safe Harbor has shown me how to stay clean and sober and to put God first in all I do. To Paul, Carson, Jimmy, Louis, Jordan, and all the people that I have become friends with God bless you and you will always be a part of my life.