God is Leading the Way!
Wayne lost quite a bit of his life to alcohol: jobs, money, his truck, his home, two marriages, and precious time with his daughters… all slipped away while he struggled to overcome a longstanding addiction. “I spoke to [a UGM staff member], and right away my girls popped into my head. I literally spent half a day sobbing, thinking about my girls and how much they needed their dad. They’re so young; they need a father, and I needed to straighten up.”
Wayne moved into UGM, throwing himself into the program and doing all he could to make sure his daughters’ futures included their dad. He moved through the classes quickly, doing so well that we featured his story in our Easter newsletter this year. He was happy to share his story with others, but he didn’t anticipate the encouragement he’d receive from his family: notably, his ex wife. “My former in-laws saw the newsletter and showed it to my ex-wife,” he says. “She told me she was proud of me, which was cool to hear. I’m glad they got to see that I’m working on things."
Today, Wayne is involved in a local church and is ready to return to work. Most importantly, he’s looking forward to a future with his daughters. “The time I’ve spent at UGM is nothing compared to the time I’ll get to spend with my girls. I’ll be there when they need me. “You know,” he muses, “I have confidence and hope now. I’ve been through this program, and I know it works. I know God is good.”