June 28, 2008

Recommended Reading

I know, I know. I'm working on the next chapter of Amazing Grace tonight. I've been scrambling to get work done so I can leave Tuesday to see Ben graduate from camp.

Meanwhile, if you want to read an eloquent result of passion and intelligence, read this.

3 comments:

Me Online said...

Recently, I was really down with my own life and its pain and struggles and decided to browse around a bit looking at who others were blogging to. (Is that the way you say it? I'm really new to blogging.) Anyway, someone that I read - and write to - reads your blog so I checked you out. Must of been a "God thing" because it seems we have been walking a similar path with our sons. Thanks you for sharing so eloquently the feelings and impressions of your son and the wilderness camp. My son has been through 3 different rehabs and as a family, we have participated in some of the same "learning" exercies. In our case, the rehabs did more good for us than our son as he truly wasn't ready at the time. For him, it is taking prison to shake him to his senses. He is there now. He was 18, almost 19, when he left and now he is 20. As hard as this is, it probably saved his life and for that I choose to be grateful. No one can prepare you for the parental pain you can feel. Anyway, I pray for a good outcome and wakeup call for Ben and peace in your life. You never know who you may touch. Thanks for sharing.

Birdie said...

Welcome to my blog, me. (That just does not sound right.) I am thankful that you found some solace for the pain that we share. I know that our journey has just begun; who knows how much of Ben's growth will stay with him as he returns to old friends and familiar surroundings. Maybe we caught it in time...

It is so hard to watch our children learn the hard way. I will add your family to our prayers for comfort and acceptance. Be at peace, sweetie.

Greg said...

Amen, sister! Joe really earned his moniker with this essay!