I Hugged My Boy Today!

Well, “Boy” of course is a relative term. He’s so tall. But I was at a local shopping center and there was Dan. Gosh, he was filthy. But he smiled and gave me a great big hug. That made me very glad. I told him that I would be home tomorrow, and that if he wanted to come by the house to take a shower, I’d run his clothes through the washing machine and make him a meal. He said yes, he’d like that (we’ll see). He asked if his friend could come but I had to say no. I’ve known that particular friend for a long time and don’t trust him for a minute. (I love him, but I don’t trust him, you know?)

That was a gift. It’s funny because I ran into all kinds of interruptions trying to get to the store. Perhaps there was a reason. A little Angel bringing me and Dan together for a few good moments between mother and son. Thanks, God!

9 responses to “I Hugged My Boy Today!

  1. Oh my gosh!!! Tears of JOY 🙂 I do believe angels intervened to make the encounter happen – I mean what were the odds??? A gift to get to see him. I hope he does come over tomorrow, but if he doesn’t I hope you have peace that again there is a reason – either way. Today I am so happy you got to hug him, what a nice surprise for you.
    God bless.

  2. Awesome! I am so glad you ran into him! I hope he shows up tomorrow and you get some more time with your “boy” !!!! 🙂

  3. I am so happy you got to hug your boy. It is such a blessing when God intervenes like this.

  4. Little “miracles” happen every day! I pray that you are filled with peace in knowing that God will watch over him. Hope that you get to see him today! Bless you and he!!

  5. I do know. What a gift, indeed! Thanks for sharing it.

  6. Good things happen so unexpectedly. What a blessing! I know you are thrilled.

  7. Hello…I do not know how to reach you but ran across your blog while working. I wanted to email this info to you privately, but didn’t know how. Maybe this is God’s will for others to see. I lost my son that was 19 years old to a methadone overdose. If I didn’t have my faith I would have lost my mind. It’s been 3 years now and I am better. There are so many things that I know now that I didn’t know then. When my son started using I tried the love thing…then I took him to rehab centers hoping that he would sign up on his own. He was 18 and I couldn’t force him into anything. Then I kicked him out of the house. Then he got clean and came home. Then while I was away he did methadone again thinking he could do the same amount as before and he died on my couch. My 15 year old daughter found him. He never did heroine. He did methadone which he got from someone that got it from a clinic. This was his drug of choice. Yes, methadone gets people high even though the goverment will tell you differently. It’s worse than heroine to me. Now I am getting to the part that I want you to hear….there is a way to save your son or at least a way to possibly save your son. I wish someone would have told me about it and maybe my son would still be alive today. It’s called the Marchman Act. You can have your son committed through the courts to a drug facility. I know that many drug treatment programs aren’t very good because these kids know how to work the system and get even more drugs than on the streets. Read up on the Marchman Act and try to find a Christian program that’s at least 6 months long. Don’t be afraid of him hating you for committing him…I would give anything if my son was alive. Oh my goodness…I just realized that there may not be a Marchman Act in your state. I live in Florida and I am not sure about other states…but certainly there is some sort of act in all states. I believe that God uses us to reach out to others and I truly feel your pain.

    • Carla,

      First, I am so very sorry to hear about your son. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I was going to just email you but I do think there are many people here who should read this information.

      From my quick initial research, it seems that the Marchman Act is only in Florida. But I am going to research further, and if there is no such legislation in Colorado, I am going to present this information to my state legislators and request that we create something similar! This is our exact problem (one of them), that my son is 20 and we cannot require him to go into any program.

      Thanks again — and I will likely email you soon too, to chat a bit one-on-one.

      With love and prayers …

  8. So awesome that God made a way, where there seemed no way, for you to see your son. And then He sent the information from Carla…

    Wow.

    Praying for you and Dan, and your family.

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