I just wanted to touch base and say "hello". I've been reading a couple of threads but haven't really caught up since difficult child has been home. Actually, sometimes I'm not even sure if I should be posting on the General or Watercooler forum. Anyway, it sounds like most everyone is hanging in there- which I'm gald about. difficult child and I have had a couple of rocky spots- let's just say that the "good" side BETTER win out. I have seriously jumped on his case twice now- and would have done more, except, I feel this "thing" in my mommy gut. And all I can do is hope that it is right and not just denial. One side of me says that I knew he couldn't and wouldn't come out of juvy a better person. Yet, one side of me says that if I don't pull him to the right direction now, then his last hope is gone. Funny, I feel like I would know the answer if he was 2 yo or 32 yo, but at this age, I am just following my gut. And my gut could be wrong. Anyway, I am trying to work something out with the boss about finances. It might or might not work out. We might end up having to move- who knows. As long as I can keep food on the table and still seek help for difficult child and me, I'll find a way!! Thanks for all the support- things are really ok right now so I just wanted to stop in and let everyone know that I'm not just being a "fair weather" friend !