Being a Man and a Dad!

Dan came to HUM 4 years ago. He made some significant progress in his life while here and graduated.

Dan moved on, trying to continue an ongoing relationship and went back to his old job. But things didn’t go well in either situation and he eventually relapsed.

Before his life spun completely out of control, Dan came back to HUM. With an even deeper commitment to his recovery, D began addressing further issues, taking suggestions and following things through to completion.

Here a little over 1 year now, Dan earned his high school diploma and today is involved in career development and job placement at a local community college — feeling good about the support he’s receiving. Also, for the first time in 8 years, he’s been in contact with his son’s mother and is willing to face issues there.

Dan found out his boy, now in 9th grade, has been on the honor roll the last 2 years. Calling his son “the best thing he ever had part in,” Dan doesn’t want to be a hinderance to him now.

He said, “I didn’t grow up with a father and I don’t want to be hurtful to my son. I don’t want to be in and out of his life.”

I have a feeling Dan’s going to do ok with his son in the future. He understands the issues and has a committment to do the next right thing.

One Day at a Time,
Pastor Gary Byers
Deputy Director