Being raised Catholic, there has been an almost instinctive and intuitive (some would say brainwashed, conditioned, etc.) need to pray. Pray before eating, pray before going to bed, pray upon waking and pray for courage, guidance, more faith, more patience, more grace and sometimes, more money, more love, bigger/smaller body parts and pieces, better job, […]
He showed me the ugly, brutal attack of the soul that addiction and mental illness brings to a person, a family, a father. He also showed me a resolve of steel and a focus so laser sharp, it sliced through doubt and despair.