It’s so hard to believe a year ago today I had my son arrested for the first time. And you all know the hell rhat followed. Fast forward to today, he is still in long term rehab and embracing his program. He is now mentoring new residents. He is so very happy and healthy. He has had 2 24 hour leaves and the last one was super scary. He went out with girlfriend and friends to a music fest here in town. I was a mess. He was respectful of the time cerfew was sober and tested clean up in his return. He is the only boy in rehab who has not relapsed or gotten drunk or high on his 24 hour leave. We had his MMPI completed by our private therapist. She does not believe he is Borderline (BPD), which is a huge weight off of our shoulders. We were so extatic to hear this news. He is suffering with something called adjustment disorder. This is something that will pass over time and The therapy is the same DBH. We are so pleased with his progress that we have offered to have him move home with us after rehab is over. This offer comes with restrictions and continued therapy, school and a part time job. The AC repairman was on the property of the rehab and he observed how good Es work was. He offered him a job and training with his HVAC company. E had to explain that he wasn’t a grounds keeper and that he was a member of the rehab community. The fellow was so shocked. Isn’t that nice he doesn’t appear to be the drug addict he used to be. I am torn at the moment as the rehab has been disruptive lately. A lot of drugs smuggled in and a lot of relapse. He has been a champion through it all. We know he desperately wants to leave the program and move on with his life. We tell him it is about giving back and leading the community now. He continues in school and there appears to be a mild learning disability present. Chicken or the Egg here. We will develop a plan to have an IEP completed; this will assist him in moving forward. Cop mom and girlfriend are still in the picture. To this I have to let go and let God and his wisdom intervene. We will just let it run it’s course without making it a drama fest). I think of you so often all of my dear friends. Sending love and warm wishes to all of you!