Tuesday, July 5, 2011

No meeting necessary

Today was supposed to be "D-Day" for my son. Today was supposed to be the day my wife and I met with the director of the three-quarter house program to see if our son was could stay in the program or if he was going to get kicked out for not doing what he was supposed to do. But there won't be a meeting today after all.

Yesterday my wife talked to the program director, who said it appeared as though our son had "flipped a switch," and that he was now doing the required things he hadn't been doing before. Because of this development, he said we didn't need to meet today and told us our son could continue in the program. All we had to do was write a check for the next month's rent. What a huge relief.

Another huge relief: At no point during conversations and text messages with our son this past weekend did he say he wanted to come home, or that he didn't want to continue living in the three-quarter house. Could it be he's settling in and truly understanding the benefits of being there? We sure hope so. And we hope even more progress is made over the next 30 days.

So, the roller coaster ride continues. Up and down, up and down, up and down. Today, we're on an up. And we'll take it.


  1. Very good news! It sounds like he decided to take things seriously. I'll enjoy the "Up" part of the ride with you. I'm on a straight line in my ride wondering which way it will go next....

  2. YAY! Who knows what finally flips the switch? It sure sounds like the prospect of shelter living had something to do with it here. I'll pray that this good trend continues. :)