Okay, I am BEYOND grateful for everything that has happened. This young man, my son, who was WITHOUT HOPE, has seemingly turned his life around. Is a model resident at the mission he works for. The transformation is a real miracle. But I am still waiting for the other shoe to drop. Does that say more about me and nothing about him? This kid has been the most manipulative, conniving, cunning chameleon. Alcoholic, drug user, domestic violence perpetrator... All of a sudden he has been promoted twice-from dishwasher to cook in training. I went to see him yesterday-he has accepted Jesus into his life (I looked at him like wtf? you were always an athiest!) he looked back at me and said, "Mom I know you know me, but I REALLY am genuine about this. This stuff has stuck with me and I have been saved..." He was talking about God and hope and that in his spare time he reads the Bible and is getting a lot out of it. He is speaking tonight at some kind of rally and SENATORS are attending. All based on his 3 week progress... My philosophy is "if this gives you strength and hope and happiness, then go for it!" But at the same time, I feel so cynical about it-he has only been there 3 weeks! What would you all think and do?