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Love Is the Answer

After getting sober, he was able to heal the relationship with his dead father

My father helped me to know that love is the answer. It took a very long time.

My earliest memories of him include sitting on his knee poking fingers into the smoke rings he blew from his cigarettes, the shiny Lone Ranger comic books he brought when I was sick, and the plastic-handled pairing knife I kept beneath my pillow when I was afraid.

My dad was a drunk. A stay-out-late, come-home-loud, scary drunk.

My dad had five kids and when I was eight, I asked my mom to ask him to stop drinking.

I was 15 when he did stop. A 12-Step program was his salvation and his... Login to read more
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