I love the mission of Warriors Heart….”Warriors Healing Warriors”. I was a military brat as my dad was in the Air Force for 30 years. I got to see a lot of neat places and different cultures around the world. My parents taught me to respect other cultures and to always make the most of the situation in the moment.
I was around computers all my life since the age of 7 and was fortunate to get a great education. I picked up alcohol at the age of 26 and over a 16 year used it to drown out my problems. I went to work for Samsung and got to go to Korea every year for months at a time. My use of alcohol in those days was in excess as that was the culture. It took me down a path of legal issues, family issues, and career issues. I was introduced to AA and Church. I honestly didn’t know how to live my life without alcohol. I didn’t know how to “WORK” the steps and didn’t know who God really was. I finally came to a point of surrender as I had enough. I ended with a sponsor who was blunt and didn’t care what about my feelings. He did care about my condition and me as a person. He taught me how to “APPLY” the 12 steps to everything I do in life. My problem was far more than just alcohol. I lived at a recovery church in Houston called CHARM Ministry. They helped and me learn who God is for me, and I got to serve in the communities everywhere in the Houston area. Hurricane Harvey was an experience I’ll never forget. Millionaires and homeless people and everyone in between were all “homeless” for a period of time. We all came together to help all those that needed it.
God is real in my life. I now live a true life of recovery that I know I couldn’t do on my own. I moved back to San Antonio and was ready and prepared to face my family. I had to walk it and not talk it. Everyone that truly knows the old me says what happened to you. I’m grateful that my elderly parents both get to see me living a life of recovery and now I can be there for them.