Hey all, Just wanna share my joy with each of you! Last year at this time, our son was skin & bones, injecting heroin into his veins, stealing, homeless & hopeless. Our hearts were shattered and our hopes and dreams for our athletic, handsome & charismatic son were slipping far far from ever being a reality. We were in complete dispare. Today, he is strong, healthy, even muscular. He is excited about life and his future! He spent the weekend with us and we all went to the gym together and he challenged his father in bench press. We swam in our pool, had meaningful & thoughtful conversations about his future, had meals together, prayed together.. it was so good! We took him to court and he stood there in a very nice suit, hair styled perfectly, big bright and respectful smile. He asked the court to expunge his record and dismiss his probation so that he can enter the military. They read his letters of recommendation as well as his own apologetic letter and they said that it was commendable. They asked only that he have the recruiter call them to verify that he indeed is seeking military for his life choice. They said once they hear from him, they have no problem clearing his record. It's a miracle! It's a precious 2nd chance at life!! How wonderful and amazing life can be for our Difficult Child's if they only get clean and begin to change their life. We've shed many tears and had sleepless nights, times I was holding back tears at work.. so much worry. And today, I feel so elated! So blessed and thankful!! I don't know what the future holds for my son. The military scares me. But I do know that I've trusted God to save him and protect him and He did and He will. I know I never have had control and never will. The Victory Outreach program is so very amazing!! He has learned responsibilities and self-respect. He has worked very hard and grown tremendously! August 26th, will be exactly one year that he entered that home with scars up and down his arms from his poor choices. He had the police after him. He was destined for death or jail. What a difference a year makes. Thank you all for being there for me. I wish for each of us to experience the joy of our Difficult Child's to make the decision to change their life.