We were a young and struggling family in every sense of the word when our eldest son, Bobby, graduated from 8th grade parochial elementary school in 1980. We had invested all our family time around various church associations, members and their families, sports and other community activities. Yet, there were two major events that caused us such great pain that they decimated our religious affiliation. Thus, we took our family and fled from this religion, and too many years passed before we found a truly biblical community. As a result, our children’s lives suffered in their own various ways. It was about seven years later when Bobby, through his love of God and abiding faith, was first to transcend from those darker times. This is his story.