Friday, May 1, 2009

He's doing pretty good these days

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He's a handsome young man and I love him with all of my heart. He started a new job this week. The bad part is 2 days before he started he caught a flu type bug. He worked the first day and did well aside from losing his lunch a few times. His boss told him that he appreciated his desire to continue working but he was sick and needed to get some rest. He stayed at my house that evening. He slept the entire time except when he got up to eat some chicken noodle soup prepared by his momma.

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He is going back to work today. The good thing about his new job is that he knows the owner of the tree service company. They went to school together and are the same age. But the best part of his boss is that he is a married family man with a daughter and twins on the way. He is also a God fearing man who attends church with his family. This will be a good influence on Ryan to see what he can have if he takes care of himself. He told me that last night and I was so happy to hear it. I told him that he needs to surround himself with sober and honest people. He quickly agreed. He also told me something he has never said before. He said, "Mom, I'm gonna do it. I look forward to paying my rent on time and being responsible. I am not a kid anymore. I am almost 30 years old and it's time that I became a responsible adult." Oh my. I told him that I have been waiting years to hear those words from his mouth.

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Yep. I think that maybe, just maybe he's got it this time. I pray every single night that he does.

10 comments:

Patty said...

Me too!

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Good for Ryan. When people who are recovering figure out that they cannot continue to have the same friends they did when they were using/drinking and actively seek out a better quality of people to be around, their chances of staying clean/sober is greatly increased. It's probably one of the most difficult choices there is on the road to recovery.

BTW-I think you are doing a great job too. The "tough love" approach is difficult, stressful and will always make you second guess if you are doing the right thing. I know this has been tough on you and the rest of the family too. So give yourself a big pat on the back for being able to make tough choices and still be there to provide the love and support Ryan needs, when he needs it the most-when he is clean and sober.

I wished my mom could take a few lessons from you.

Lou said...

Surrounding himself with God fearing people, sunshine, hard work..yes, those are good things! Have a great week end, Mama.

Dusty Devoe said...

We'll be praying with you! I am so happy for your family.

Trailboss said...

Thank you all. I have learned a great deal from my brother, So and also from the blogs I read. Faith in God keeps me going and able to turn it over to Him. Also living life with gratitude is a great thing. THAT I learned from So.

Thank you So....I love you madly.

Karen said...

He's on the right path! Good for Ryan. God Bless him.

Scott W said...

Just passing it along, Sister So. I hope he gets it this time, but time will tell the story.

fernvalley01 said...

Sounds like he is on a good path ,keeping you both in my prayers

pat said...

I am glad he is doing Ok.

Paint Girl said...

Good for him! Glad to hear he is doing better!