Good morning, I am the mom of a 36 year old, I have had no contact with him for over 4 years, I have received tests & voice mail messages from him usually on or around holidays. This last week was my birthday, he has sent several texts, they start out that he wants to talk to me, he loves me, misses me....then he will get testy & states he doesn't deserve whats happened to him, doesn't know what he did that was so bad.... 5 years ago my son went through a divorce & custody of his children. My son was involved in drug abuse and criminal activities, in the end he lost his parental rights and his children were adopted by their step father. I have remained in very close contact with my grandchildren. I have been able to remain strong and have had no contact with my son, when he contacts me I always feel like I should at least acknowledge that he has reached me, but I am afraid to open myself up to communications. This is my only child & it's been very hard.