So I posted an update about my difficult son about a month ago. Shortly after I posted that update, he was in legal trouble again. Possession of Marijuana, Possession of paraphenalia, and (since he is only 18 and some friends are under 18) endangering the welfare of a child. Then he was in a fight a couple of weeks ago and was stabbed in the face. He had to spend the night in the trauma unit because he had a nerve and artery cut in his face. He didn't call to let me know any of this. But Monday I got a text message from his bio dad who lives 6 hours away, but has never been actively involved in his life. As a matter of fact they have not seen each other in person since my son was 6 months old. Anyway, bio dad texted me and said that he came here to MO and picked up difficult son and had him in IL with him. Also, that he would bring him back for his court dates personally and help him pay off any fines, etc... Last night difficult son called us. He talked to me, his sister, and his dad (step dad, but has raised him since he was 2 weeks old so dad) for over 2 hours. He updated to everything he's been up to good and bad. He says he doesn't know if he wants to stay with bio dad, just scoping it out for now. But he sounded so good. Better than I have heard him sound in the last two years. Even better than the times he was in rehab. He wasn't neccessarily apologetic for all of the crap hes done causing the last falling out, but it feels good to be able to just talk. I told him he needed to stay there and get a fresh start. I would miss him, but not any more than I would miss him if he were sitting in jail, which is what would happen if he stayed here. Then this morning he texted me just to tell me what he was doing and we talked back and forth a little. I'm still holding my breath, but I'm hoping this is a positive sign.