About Me

It’s hard to actually pinpoint a precise moment at which my life stopped being good and descended into the dark pit that I found myself at the bottom of on Tuesday 13th March 2012.  It felt like the end of the line that night, I was face down on the floor in floods of tears threatening suicide and only five days later coming to close to committing suicide before waking up and making the decision to sort this out.

I’m a thirty nine year old, father of two, but I had spent the previous few years steadily sinking into depression and struggling with an alcohol addiction, to the point that it destroyed everything I had and almost destroyed me, but I’ve turned it around, I’ve stopped drinking and made some big changes in my life.

Six months later I found the inspiration to start this Blog and share the moments that pin point my fall and my recovery, in the hope that just one person will find some inspiration in my writing to turn around their own lifes.


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300 thoughts on “About Me

  1. carissamaria

    You have an amazing inner strength and your written voice has a beauty and a power of healing that only a few people have. These are the qualities that will always lift you up, will always show you the path out of the darkness. I’m glad i found your blog, you’re a real inspiration and i admire your courage to be yourself and to help others with their struggles.
    Thank you so much for following my blog, i’m honored. I’m praying for your life to be filled with Light and Love, for your recovery to be complete and for you to live joyful every single day.

  2. cathylass

    Hi! :D

    Alcohol addiction is a real pisser, and this coming from a fellow alcoholic. Sober 13 years 27th of January. It’s always such a shame it nearly always takes us losing everything to realise we got a problem. :(

  3. lifehelps

    Hello, Wayne, Go, Dude; keep healing, growing and sharing your journey!
    Thanks for choosing to follow lifehelps. I hope some of the tools and writings there will strengthen and encourage you. I have two other blogs. Each is different:
    hisdeeplove is about sharing God’s profound, absolute love; healingforhearts is stories and poetry from my own journey of healing as an adult survivor of trauma. It’s less than a week old at this point, so there isn’t a lot there yet.
    Blessings on you.

  4. dbethandrews

    Hi Wayne, thanks for checking out Deeper Roots, I appreciate the follow. I can’t pretend to understand the journey you are on, but I heard a friend in recovery once say that sobriety is a hard-fought battle that is best won in a moment-by-moment surrender to God. I’ll be adding you to my daily prayer list Wayne. God bless and strengthen you as you surrender to Him.

  5. Makeda

    Thanks for the follow. You’re a very courageous man. Thank you for sharing your story. No doubt it will inspire and help others

  6. rolerrol

    Hi Wayne.
    Its great to meet you. Thank you for liking and following my blog.
    Reading your story is inspiring. The way God is with you and helping you through your dark times. Thanks for sharing your story and I look forward to reading more.
    God bless you and your family!
    What the enemy meant to destroy God has turned into a testimony!!!!


  7. I Give God all the Glory


    Hi :) Thank you for visiting my blog – we have a common theme – we both struggle with depression but were rescued by God in very dark times! I love the way you described it above – I know it all to well. I wrote a letter to my old self – what a contrast a life of depression is without God, you can read it here – http://igivegodalltheglory.wordpress.com/a-letter-to-my-old-self/ I am very much looking forward to your posts! So nice to meet you :) God bless.

    Jennifer – I Give God All The Glory

  8. daylerogers

    Thanks for the like on my blog. You’re story is not only inspiring but genuinely moving from a journey that has been difficult. I value that you are able to see this in the greater context of what God is doing. How He is using you. Best of luck.

  9. awomansaved

    Thank you for sharing so openly and honestly. During my 26 years of recovery I suffered from depression and PTSD for 18 yrs. By the grace of God I have fully recovered from these afflictions. May the grace of God be with you always, Deborah

  10. Pastor Roland Ledoux

    This is a comment I am giving to ALL the past WP Blogs I used to follow and the links I used to post because of your site. I am the Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry and I have been away from WordPress for about a year to 14 months. Due to health and computer problems both, I had to quit for a while, but the Lord has been speaking to my heart to get back and do what HE asked me to do. So, I am in the process of doing a new blog, “For the Love of God” under the outreach of Oasis Bible Ministry.

    I am sorry for not being able to let anyone know until now, but I do apologize as so many of you had visited and of course, through that, the Holy Spirit led me to your sites. One of the reasons, I am writing a letter as a form for all, is because I am going through the links I have from before and with your permission, posting them on my blog on a links page. Some of you may already be in the “Blogs I Follow” section, but since it only holds 50 and I like so many more, I thought it is only fitting to make a separate page for the rest of the blogs I like.

    I believe in Body Ministry and gifts that the Holy Spirit equips everybody who calls Christ Jesus Lord, and therefore, it is only fitting to let others see what the Holy Spirit is doing in other areas of His Church. Please believe me; this is NOT an attempt to draw anyone back. That is between the person and the Lord. He called me to do what I do as He called each of you. I just have to do what He says, it is up to Him to draw people to His Word as He gifts me.

    Again, sorry for the inconvenience of those who followed me and then ended up with a “blank gravatar” for I do sincerely apologize. But, I do sincerely pray God’s richest blessings on each of you AND if per chance, you do NOT want me to post your link, I will remove it per your wishes. Again, thanks AND again, God bless you!

  11. sporterhall

    So thankful that you sought another way to deal with the issues that were plaguing you! I’m happy to make your acquaintance. Thank you for visiting and following my blog and I gladly return the favor! You are indeed an inspiration!

  12. alygeorges

    Your story is a great inspiration. My dad’s an alcoholic and somehow I feel he is slowly turning into a narcissist. At the moment his drinking problem is one of the biggest problems my family and I are going through. We’ve tried talking to him, asking him to get help but he’s in denial.
    The first step of getting help requires that one admit s/he has a problem; so based on that I have a feeling my old man is not ditching the bottle any time soon. He is not a writer/blogger, but I look forward to the day when I will post about him quitting. It takes strength to quit, and that’s how I know you are a strong man.
    I’ve nominated you for the very inspiring blogger award, as a way of appreciating the inspiration you give all those who visit your blog. Please click on this link to read more. http://alygeorges.wordpress.com/2014/07/09/very-inspiring-blogger-award-2

  13. Katrina B. Abad

    Hello, Wayne! Thanks a lot for liking and following my posts on I Live Because He Lives. Reading your testimony about your journey to a new life has moved me very much. Your story truly exemplifies that “if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old is gone, the new is here!” (2 Cor. 5:17). Your heartfelt words are certainly strengthening and inspiring, especially for those going through the same kind of struggle. I will keep you in my prayers.
    God bless you.

  14. 2ndhalfolife

    Thanks for the visit and follow! I have someone close to me that struggled with addiction. I commend you for your courage in your life and to speak out in your blog! I reach out to addicts on my ambulance with kindness and understanding. Peace.

  15. Tina Blackledge

    Congratulations, facing one’s demons is an arduous task but choosing to battle them is heroic. In our broken creation, many turn to things they believe will give them solace against the pain. Satan tries his best to convince us of that very thing. I praise God that you found him and are now using your past, present, and future battles to inspire others to keep going. You have my prayers sir and my hopes for a smoother path. Peace and blessings to you!

  16. Looking for the Light

    Hello my friend,
    Thank you for following my site, if you had not stopped by I might not have found you and your site. I truly admire you for fighting the battle back to self and happiness. You’re so right, if one person benefits from your site a blessing has been granted. I’m following you and look forward to digging into past post to learn your journey. Have a blessed day. M

  17. Peg Richards

    Thanks for the follow and taking the time to read in my blog, Wayne. I’ve done the same today and have found much inspiration and truth in your writing. Keep it up! Blessings–one day at a time.

  18. wordwithmindy

    Wow Wayne, may God give you great strength and courage and HOPE to continue walking your journey, successfully! Please know that you are an inspiration to all those still on the bottom! And thanks so much for liking and following me – I look forward to following you. Blessings <3

  19. Stacy Lee Flury

    Wayne ~ thank you for sharing your story. May it bless others and encourage them with hope that no matter what state they are in, there is a way out and up. All they need to do is look to Jesus throughout their difficult journey and He will give them the strength within like you to be able to move forward. As a parent who had teens in crisis, I too, went through a very difficult depression. I share about it on my blog called, The Door.
    I look forward to reading more of your posts and thank you for following me too! God bless! Stacy

  20. Dawn

    I can relate to so many things you’ve posted. I love the pictures, music, and words that encourage one’s faith! You have been through many trials in life that brought you to the Savior. I’m glad you share those experiences so eloquently and honestly. Your posts are greatly needed and appreciated.

  21. messagefromthefield

    Thank you for following my blog and for sharing your story. I rejoice with you for your freedom and pray that the One who made it possible will continue to bless and sustain you.
    “You have rescued us from dark powers and brought us safely into the kingdom if Your Son whom you love and in whom we are redeemed and forgiven of our sins through His blood”
    Colossians 1:13-14

  22. lucinda408

    It is so exiting to see broken vessels made whole! Thank you for sharing and thanks for the follow. Look forward to reading your blog! Keep fighting the good fight!


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