Monday, May 11, 2009

A Long Hard time is over!

In 2000, I was stationed in Fallon, Nevada, as GM of a retail store on base. It was a long way from home, but I drove it every 6 months just to see green again. In the Spring of 2000, I was heading home, to just spend time with my daughter, in Ellensburg. I called Tim on Orcas Island to tell him I would be there, to come over and meet us. WELL!!! I was informed that he was in jail...MY BABY!! I was shocked, but refused to put up any money for bail, as I knew he was financially unstable, and in fact had told both of my kids when they left the nest, that they knew right from wrong, and if they got in trouble it was on their own nickel. He knew that and knew not to call for bail money. Imagine his surprise when I went to visit him. oh YEAH! anyway, you all know the stress I was under and the problems I had getting stationed back here. DOwn Grade, lost money the whole works, but at least I could see him once in awhile. He was sent to Prison for 36 months with time off for good behavior. He waas transferred to a minimum security prison on the Olympic Peninnsula. He got the job of his dreams with the DEPT of NATURAL RESOURCES, fighting fires, and cleaning camp sites in the National FOrest. He did his time, jumped through all the hoops, got the rehab, and was released to work release, where he found a great job. He left that program after 6 months, and was on 1 year of probation. Yesterday we were all sitting around the table, eating Prime rib, and he announced that he is no longer on probation, that he has a letter from the DOC stating that he is fully rehabed and needs no further supervision!

YAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!! My baby boy finally has his head on straight! Only took him 37 years!

12 comments:

Donna said...

Awwww...congratulations Mary Lou!! Now you can...rest!!hughugs

Carol said...

I love it when a plan comes together....even if it takes a long time!

Congratulations to all of you.

Rain said...

Hey at least he got it together which is more than some do. Congratulations to you both!

Brenda said...

Way to go Tim!!! Maybe now you can get a true rest Miz Mary lou. ((hugs))

Carla said...

Oh, that's great! I'm so happy for the both of you.

Anji said...

Congratulations! He got there in the end.

robin andrea said...

That's really great news. I hope his life continues on this wonderful new trajectory.

Maria said...

He worked hard to reach this success and you deserve congratulations for all those trips that you made. My best to both of you.

NJ said...

This is wonderful news. Some special plants take a long time to bloom. Worth the wait!
NJ

Mary Lou/TX said...

Congratulations to Tim and to you.
I know it was a long hard road. But, he made it, and your hearts must be swelling with pride. Good luck to Tim and his new found life.

Cowboy Joe said...

That's awesome. Congrats to him. And to you as well for helping him along in the only way sometimes that we can help. By being there

Beth W. said...

Redemption. It's a beautiful word.