“Prepare to Cross Over” is a deeply personal blog about a private journey to recover my boy, a woman and a bike. Anything else shared is only meant to explain the journey. I’ve traveled this path for over eight years with one intent. To rebuild a new life with more meaning where I’m more productive and have purpose.
My intent is for you to learn about who we are in the writings. On purpose our names are not mentioned. Being blunt and to the point are only meant for therapy.
If at anytime I’m whining or not living up to the Warrior Code in behavior and thought, let me know.
It’s been eight years since I last rode the Harley with Jojo and over a year since she last responded to my emails. She’s moved on refusing to recognize who I am. It was eight years ago that she helped care for my son up until he was seven. At the same time, my son (Little Man) and I lived together with his mother up until he was seven. Now, in 2012, he’s 15 and I’ve been divorced for eight years. For eight years, I’ve found myself leaving the warrior life and the military to pursue a new life. Since leaving the special operations community, I’ve traveled a strange and very difficult, and personal journey where my health quickly deteriorated. Returning home from war proved too much and too many changes and losses in a short time in my life, nearly losing my mind. Eventually, I found myself in mental hospitals, jails, mixed with people of all walks of life. The entire time my hand reached out for Little Man and Jojo.Despite what has occurred, I’ve overcome much loss and fully recovered my life where I’m once again independent. I’ve since completed a Bachelor’s Degree now working on a Masters. I’m also working as a contractor in my old community traveling to Europe once a month seeing the world. Ultimately, I’ve recovered my health and independence where today, I have the tools, support and income to lead a better life. Most importantly, I’m involved with Little Man’s life being a positive influence in his last two years before college. With that said, I’m still miles from Jojo, a lifetime removed still wanting her in my life.Ultimately, it’s my passion I pursue. Being Little Man’s Dad, finding Jojo and having a positive purpose with impact. Everyday, I simply want to hear their voices, see both their eyes and be near them again.Prepare to Crossover