J update

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by Abbey, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    (I have to sneak this post in as husband is becoming upset at board time. GET OVER IT.)

    John called last night to husband's cell. He actually asked to talk to me. We must have talked for an hour. I can't tell you how nice it is to have a normal conversation with him.

    He's still unemployed, but is looking for work. He is just picking up odd jobs here and there. He's tested clean for almost 6 months.

    I think...fingers tightly crossed...that this last stint was it for him. He says he never wants to go back to prison and that way of life. I guess he found his bottom.

    So slowly, ever so slowly, the wall is starting to tear down between us. I hope I'm not opening myself up to being taken again.

  2. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Well, 6 months is a long time in my book......hope he can find a job, then learn how to cope with money and not go out binging to celebrate!.........
  3. judi

    judi Active Member

    Abbey - I think we always have to focus on the positive of our kids' lives. Good luck.
  4. bran155

    bran155 Guest

    That is great. 6 months clean, that is a real accomplishment, kudo's to him!!! I am glad you were able to engage in a nice conversation with him, you must have been on cloud nine. :)

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you and him.
  5. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    How wonderful, Abbey. What great news! :bravo:

  6. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Great news!
  7. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful


    Six months is a pretty long time. He's done good. :D

    Keeping my fingers crossed that he can continue to do well. And that he grows stronger along the way.

    Positive update though. And that's always a good thing.

  8. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    That is a great thing. 6 months is major. Glad you could have a conversation too. Woohoo.

  9. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear that J is doing well. 6 months is a long time.
    Fingers crossed that he continues along this path.

  10. PonyGirl

    PonyGirl Warrior Parent

    Thanks for sharing this, Abbey! It does sound good. "Hope springs in turtles...."

  11. Marcie Mac

    Marcie Mac Just Plain Ole Tired

    Thats great news Abbey :) Evenually most of them with a little age on them seem to eventually get it..

  12. Hopeless

    Hopeless ....Hopeful Now

    That is wonderful news!!
  13. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    THAT is so encouraging to tired ears.......thanks.....
  14. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Just thinkin', Abbey. How can husband even be aware of how much time you are on the board when he is so busy unpacking all of those boxes and setting up house?

  15. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Thanks Witz...yeah ALL those boxes.:sick: