We received out first phone call from our son yesterday. He is allowed two 10-minute phone calls twice a week. He is allowed to call us and his sister and her husband…and that’s it. He used his first phone call to call his sister first.
Maybe I should have been upset that he didn’t call me first, but I’m not. One thing that I have been blessed with is that my children are very close to one another. He’s missed her terribly since she got engaged and married. I think it is a good sign that he’s reaching out to her.
Anyway, he used up half of his 10 minutes talking to his sister and so we got to talk to him for 5 minutes. He sounds good. He doesn’t think he needs to be in treatment, but he’s going along with it for now. Early interventions are often like this though, so I’m not discouraged. Our son hasn’t collected the usual baggage of an addict yet…in other words, he hasn’t hit bottom. My husband and I are trying to raise his bottom for him so that he doesn’t need to experience the things that many addicts experience.
Years ago, I heard a wonderful lady speak about addiction being like a bus ride. You can get off at any stop. We’re trying to stop our son’s bus and we’re praying he chooses to get off here.
I’ve been reading a book called, “Relief for Hurting Parents” by Buddy Scott. It was given to me by someone who’s been here and done this. The first chapter was such an encouragement to me.
Anyway, I just wanted to let people know that we’re holding up ok. Thanks for the prayers and the kind pms and comments. As I said before, they are a huge encouragement to me.