<span style='font-family: Arial Black'> </span> When I got home today he had answered my e-mail. I was afraid to open it, afraid it would be more of the same hate. Here's what he said: "its good to hear from you...i would like very much to reestablish a relationship with you...i heard you got some tattoos well so did i...actually me and my friends chipped in and got a tattoo gun and are leaving permanent marks all over each other weekly...dont mind my horrible spelling...i got my ged i didn't study at all, just went and took it and pssed...i get my license back soon i crashed my pickup truck into a pole... i was drunk... my friend was in the hospital for a while...thought id give you the good with the bad i love you too mom" I can't tell you how happy I am right now. He's obviously still using and making stupid choices, but if I can even have a long distance relationship with him I'll be thrilled. I'm going to take this very, very slowly and carefully.