And cry.....I did. What an overwhelmingly crowded room. Thanks so much to all of you for your prayers and well wishes or good vibes. I really felt like I was sitting in a room with a bunch of angry Moms standing behind us. lol. I would like to take a moment to thank D3 publically for responding to my outcry for help with an amazing suggestion. Her quick and knowledgeable suggestion gave a new face to this tired Mom and we went in search of a volunteer program. Something I never would have thought of or thought would work. This board and even more so it's members never cease to amaze me with their ideas, support, and love. Thanks very much. We sat and listened while they talked. And then I had a moment to interject - and read the letter from the volunteer coordinator at the work training program. I think it caught them a little off guard. With that letter and the letter Dude got from his teacher AND the fact that he's really been helping out everywhere? They regrouped and said they liked what they were hearing and with this volunteer job in place? They had no reason to send him yonder. O.M. GOSH. But we all got a turn to say our peace, even Dude was pretty sullen and unconfidant going in - he was SURE they were going to make him homeless. So were we. I had the number of the Salvation Army shelter in my pocket and bus fare. I thought last night when I got home from job #2 - that it was so cold out for SC. It was around 22. I know in Ohio this is a near Spring day but here it's just cold. And I stood and looked at the stars, watching my breath in the night and wondered if tonight - if my son would have a warm bed, family atmosphere....and confidence to continue to try. I didn't let DF see my tears...but I know in my heart that while Dude is growing and going in the right direction? It never works when he's at home. Maybe for a day - then he crosses that thin line and it's on. So I worried more than you may know. And I had to stick to my word that he could NOT come home. We want him to move out from the fosters, get a job and place to live, a car.....and amazingly for the first time Dude said he did too. So CD BOARD AUNTIES - here's one for you - thanks so much for your all. Somedays it's good to be the Mom. Today was one of those days. - We have until March for further "IMPROVEMENTS". Much love Star, Dude, my dog, my dogs dog, Pootie, the cat, the rats, the fish....and DF Today is a good day.