My father lost his life due to an addiction to alcohol. I have been searching for a way to reach out to the world to communicate and share my experience of growing up in the home of an alcoholic. My hope is to attempt to help people to understand that this drug becomes more important than anything else in their lives. I hope to encourage each person to not give up, to believe that under the appearance of carelessness for themselves and others, there is a person who, at the root of the issue, really does understand what is going on, but cannot or will not take what they consider a risk of leaving this powerful friend behind and come back to the ones that love them. With all this in mind, this book is written from the perspective of a person who has grown up in the home of an alcoholic. So....from my perspective....I will always be the son or the child of an alcoholic. My perspective is reality.
I have grown up and live in a small midwest community of less than 1,500 people. I am the Branch Manager at the company I work for and share my life with my beautiful wife and four wonderful boys. I believe in leading by example in my life in order to pass along a commitment to God, a trustworthy attitude and a life with deep passion, gratitude, peace, love and joy. I sincerely hope that I can touch the lives of others and change the path of people in a manner that brings these attributes to them.