As I walk down the street and there is only me and one other person. I put away my phone and from about 10 feet away I smile. The woman looks like she has a lot on her mind. She glances at me, looks away, and at about 5 feet she looks back at me and smiles… Read More Why I smile at Strangers
My dad is free and I was able to see him for the first time in 5 years outside of prison walls. I received the phone call from my grandpa. “Dads lawyer called, he said ‘congratulations, your son will be released tomorrow’.” I couldn’t contain my excitement, and the whole situation didn’t even feel real.… Read More Reunited with my dad
Looking into my dads eyes while he was high was the hardest part of dealing with his addiction. Glossy, incoherent. His eyes shut slow in slow motion with a blank stare. They were my dads beautiful eyes, but something had an evil varnish over them. It was in his voice as well but nothing was more painful… Read More Eyes Don’t Lie
It has been almost five years since my father has been in prison and sometime in August he will be released. It is something that is a bit bittersweet. Of course I have not been able to see my dad often in the past five years, I cannot call him whenever I want, and I… Read More Why I am not worried if my dad will relapse again
The picture featured for this blog post made me cry and I think its very relevant for the following piece you are about to read. This piece is a harsh narrative full of advice I have for you and your biggest battles. It is honest and sincere and I hope that it either makes you… Read More I don’t feel bad for you.
i havent stopped crying for 5 hours.. this isnt healthy i just want him back in my life … Read More No Drugs: School Zone
Tonight I recieved a phone call from my dad at around 1030pm. It was surprising because in the past five years he would usually only call me before 6pm. I was excited anyway because I had just walked in the door from work and any earlier, I wouldnt have been able to answer. His… Read More Grace of New Beginnings