Immeasurably More: Chap & Jana Womack {video}

“So a little more than two years ago I caused a pretty serious traffic accident. As I am a recovering alcoholic, the agreement was if I were to start drinking I could not live at home. So after that accident Jana, rightfully, told me to leave. And so for the next two weeks I went on a drinking binge.  And by ‘two-week binge’ I mean, no contact, wouldn’t answer the phone. Jana sent the police by to check on me, you know, and I was just… I was just gone to the world.

And then because of an intervention through my brothers I ended up as a resident in Brother Bryan Mission in downtown Birmingham. So there I was living in a homeless mission, certainly fired from my job and leaving Jana to be the sole provider for the family.

Kicking Chap out was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do in my whole life because we were high school sweethearts. We’ve been together most of our lives and its heartbreaking to see the person you love literally dying and not being able to save them. And having to go ‘God I can’t do this anymore. I’m laying this at  your feet.’ I’m having to walk away. I’m having to kick him out of his own home. But that’s where … I think that’s where the story gets good.”

Immeasurably More: Jana & Chap Womack