Thursday, April 24, 2008

Today, I feel excited and joyful

Colossians 3:16 (The Message)

15-17Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.

Last night, I received several encouraging phone calls about B. First, I spoke with his father. B's dad delivered B's car to him. It's not a bad thing, because B understands that the car is only to be used to travel back and forth to his treatment center. His father sounds relieved because he can see how much better B looks.

Next, I received a call from "C" (where B is staying) who said that B, his dad and "C" had a nice visit. B's dad said to his son "you're an addict" and then told him that he cannot come back to his home. Halleluia! B took it really well-- in fact, he expressed that he does not want to return to his hometown. He knows that this is not a good idea.

The last call of the evening was from my BFF. She was telling me how excited B is to be in a big city. She's amused at how enthralled he is with sky scrapers, and riding the high speed train system. I couldn't help but feel excited for him! She told me that there are several opportunities that B is very open to-- there is a strong chance that he can get into a "halfway house". The rent would be affordable (we parents will pay it). My BFF sent a few links to me, and we both got really excited. B will live in a house with other people who are in recovery. He will be monitored, attend daily meetings and be able to work part-time. I cannot think of a better way for B to make a transition from a "using" addict to a recovering addict.

My excitement soared, thinking "God really has a plan for him!" The area where he is presently living has so much to offer young people. B lives to play golf, and there are plenty of places he can apply to work.

I struggled to fall asleep-- feeling very thankful and hopeful. I feel so blessed by God's answers to so many prayers.

Thank you-- every one of you who care about my son, how I am doing and for your prayers. They are working! God is listening! Thank you, Heavenly Father for you grace and mercy and that you love us.




Katherine said...
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Katherine said...

Oh, Debby,
I will continue to pray for B and you and your hubby as well! This is encouraging news. It's crucial to envelop this situation with God's Grace! I pray that he not be tempted and that if tempted, B remembers that he is a Child of God.

God Bless!
In His Grace,

Gldmdlst said...

This is such encouraging news! I am so happy for you and your son. I am thrilled to hear this, Debby. I only wish the best for you and your son. I hope that he continues the recovery treatment and just know that the Lord is with you and your son. I wish the best for both of you. You are both in my thoughts and prayers.