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A Father Who Found His Way Home
Published on March 30, 2017
I was born in a city in Central California where gangs and addiction are prevalent. I lived in a house full of addicts; I was born to two addicted parents. At an early age, I was taken out of the home and was raised by my grandparents. I had a couple of male figures, but it wasn’t my dad. I went searching for another male role model and that role model happened to be a gang. My involvement with the gang fed my addiction as well as my addiction fed my criminality. For years it went on like this…
After I met my wife and had my children, I thought everything was going to be different, but it wasn’t the case. I wanted to be happy. I think that’s what it was, but no matter what I did, I couldn’t be happy.
My turning point came around when I finally saw the real impact of my behavior to my children and how it can affect their future. I called Willamette Family and they welcomed me with open arms. It was so good to finally see my children being so proud of me because I was doing something right. It warms me inside everytime I see my children happy. It was one the best decision I’ve made in lilfe. Willamette Family showed me what I was looking for.