I had been homeless for around 6 years not really living what people would call a normal life, I was living day by day visiting drop in shelters for the homeless for a place to have a shower and something to eat. The times that I wasn’t at the drop in shelters I was sitting on street corners with my sign asking for spare change which I would use to support my drug addiction. I was going nowhere at all I was living this life that I got so used to it was very very hard for me to pull myself out of the hell that I was in. Believe me there was a few times I did try but I was so used to it that I guess in the end it was what was normal for me. About 2 years ago I met this girl who was walking around handing out blankets and hot chocolate to the homeless. As soon as our eyes met something massive inside me just clicked, I thought to myself I do not want to be living on the streets no more, I do not want to use drugs and I want to get off my butt and get a job. So within a couple of days I attended my first narcotics anonymous meeting and there she was again out front of the building handing out blankets and hot chocolate. I got talking to her and explained how I wanted to get my life back on track and want to be the man that deep inside knew I wanted to be. After that night I kept attending na meetings I had gotten off the street and into a hostel. We had gotten very close meeting up for a chat about how things were going for both of us. On one of these catch ups I finally gotten the courage to ask her out on a date to have dinner and see a movie and to my shock she actually said yes. A few months down the track she told me she was pregnant and that we were going to have a baby. When she said that it was the most amazing feeling that I just lost it and broke down in tears of joy. Now at present we are living together in our own home, I love my partner more than I ever thought I could love anyone, I have been clean and off the drugs for one and a half years, we have a beautiful baby girl who is the light of my life and absolutely beautiful and I am now working as a counselor at a homeless hostel to try help those going through what I went through. A couple of years ago I would not ever of thought I would be were I’m at in life now but I know for certain I will never ever end up back in that hell ever again. I give all the love, appreciation and support that I can to my partner for giving me love and support through the hardships it took to get where we’re at today. Now all I can see is a very positive future for our baby girl my partner and myself it’s going to be GREAT…

Posted by mom168930, 14th December 2015

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  • everyone is quick to say congrats but i can understand that it is so hard to have made those choices to get better! you are courageous and definately have your place in helping others. You know what you are talking about so people should respect you more. What a great effort you have made!


  • Congratulations on turning your life around, I think you have found your calling in life helping others. I think it takes someone who has been there themselves to make a true difference.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.


  • Congratulations. It takes guts to make that big a change.


  • Thank you all for the positive things you have said I wish you all the very best with your endeavors in life and have a very merry xmas and an awesome new year :)

    • thank you so much for sharing your story with month of mum’s I wish you and your partner all the very best and near future and your little one have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year always be proud of yourself you’re an absolute inspiration to all of us,


  • Oh! That’s fantastic! What a wonderful change in your life. I’m glad that your life has improved so much. And it’s lovely that you are helping out other people as a counselor. You will make a big change in their lives too. :-)


  • Thanks for sharing your story. So glad things are improving for you, and that you are providing guidance and support to others. I hope you continue to enjoy your family and your new life.


  • Wow, thank you for sharing your story. You should be so proud of yourself for turning your life around. That is truelly amazing. I wish you all the best


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