The Long Journey Home

The Long Journey Home

by Robert B. Kocur
     
 

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I grow up in a home where verbal, emotional, and psychological abuse are the norm. I live every day in fear, and all the while, unable to free my mother from the hell that is her marriage.

I find escape in high school where my father can't find me. I also find a love for casino gambling.

On a sunny day in September, a fateful football game ends

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I grow up in a home where verbal, emotional, and psychological abuse are the norm. I live every day in fear, and all the while, unable to free my mother from the hell that is her marriage.

I find escape in high school where my father can't find me. I also find a love for casino gambling.

On a sunny day in September, a fateful football game ends prematurely.

"Get up, man. We got the ball."

"I can't move."

I experience my own horrific adjustment, complete with a body that barely moves, and hallucinations that take over my reality.

A month after I leave rehab, Mom dies of a heart attack. I'm suddenly trapped at home with a man I despise.

A year later, an angel intercedes on my behalf, and I move 400 miles away to start a new life at a new college.

Like a flower in full bloom, I excel academically, athletically, and find a personality I never knew I had. I also discover alcohol.

Soon, I become an advocate, a writer, a thespian, a business owner and before long, a husband and the proud papa of a ten-pound dog named Cujo.

The Long Journey Home will make you laugh, cry, want to throw things, and ultimately, stand and cheer. It is a story of overcoming abuse, adjustment to a life-altering event, faith in God, and the challenge of forgiveness. Though inspirational, you'll never see this story on the Hallmark channel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781484091272
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
10/14/2013
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

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