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"You've been here before, but things are about to change. I know it. I feel it. There's a storm on the way." -- Stephen King
Just keep praying.
...Frank speaks true, I AM a nightcrawler!....my skills are wanting, when it comes to describing the joy I feel-knowing you all are there for me, concerned and hopeful...here is the current update....after much jockeying, we were able to get the Juvenile Prosecutor to agree to not oppose Tracy's and my decision to decline filing felony burglary charges. All of the law enforcement community have been great thus far, and with her not fighting us-we were able to have my son released from detention, and Tracy and my eldest son went to bring him home yesterday afternoon!!!! I did not go, due to having been on the phone all morning negotiating and been without sleep-and yet another night-shift coming up...once they left, I must confess I wept....my boy woke me up upon his return home with a huge hug and a bigger "thank you"...he is on house arrest right now, and we have a meeting Monday at 9am, with all parties involved to see if we can get the felony reduced to misdemeanor theft. All seem to understand we don't wish to ruin his future, and Harrison agreed with my summation of how he would have been led even more astray, if he had not been removed from incarceration...he will not be put on ankle bracelet monitoring device unless he gives us trouble, but he is facing lengthy probation, random drug screens etc.-all in all though, he seems to grasp how lucky he is. I hope so...I really do, because Mom, brother and I told him-we cannot and will not, go to the mat for him again....I have lost some respect with the police, because they think I'm being to soft on him, but I don't give a damn-it's easy to lose your soul when your freedom is taken away, I will not have that for him now-but he understands as well-I can't save him again....I truly pray we have done the right thing, and that the power of the White will shine upon "Scooter"(my birth nickname for him)...in my heart of hearts though, I must confess that I am terribly afraid of not being able to trust him again...Dear God, let him prove me wrong!....
Scott, this is a very good outcome for you all I think. You would know very well through your contacts how permanent the damage he would have sustained had he needed to do time for this. Please don't feel worried that you have made the right choice, you've chosen out of love and it does sound like he's had a bloody decent scare.
Trust doesn't have to come back right away and probably it's a good thing for it not to--he needs to perhaps feel your eyes upon him so that he continues to make the right choices. Even making those choices out of fear rather than respect for you, isn't a bad thing--only the passage of time (each new turn of the year) will likely teach him to make right choices because he should and not because someone is watching. He's in the thralls of the Age of Stupidity... and only birthdays will likely get him past this phase.
He's very lucky to have you and Tracy... I'll be sending you all my very best wishes for easier times ahead.
~ There'll be Chocolate, if God wills it. ~
Scott- many thankful prayers that these were the steps chosen for Scooter. May lessons be learned by him. May trust come again to you. And that trust will need to be re-earned by Scooter through his future actions and decisions in his life. Re police-- you more than most understand what incarceration could have done to your son. You see it up front and personal each day. I do not believe most police officer could begin to comprehend what seeing it on a daily basis is like. What happens to those incarcerated behind the walls. You are the expert in that field. You have chosen the right path for Scooter. Now, it is up to him to prove himself and regain that trust. Let the police think what they will. You know well in your heart what needed to be done.
I will keep positive vibes that the charges can be reduced. Scooter is young and should not have one youthful error ruin future possibilities.
Thoughts and prayers continue for you, Tracy, your other son and for Scooter too. We are Ka-Tet, and we are strong. This is your "safeplace" Scott.
With love and green lights!
I am happy things went well yesterday. I hope that this serves as a wake up call to change Scooter's actions.
Continued prayers for guidance and healing for all of you, Scott.
I hope your son realizes what you have done for him now and in the future. He's very lucky to have forgiving parents and more importantly parents who care.
Continued wishes for you and your family.........