Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Prayers for L....

L is having a hard, hard day. He talked to his mom today. She was the bearer of several kinds of bad news. It seems she told him that his dog, whom he shared with a brother of his was killed. Now this happened back in November while L in was in jail. The dog was stabbed to death, she told him, and apparently it had something to do with the crime he was accused of. Some kind of retribution by the friends of the accused. She also found it in her heart to tell him he had a piece of mail from the courts. She says he owes the courts $28 and according to her now there will be a warrant out for his arrest. He believes her. She is his mom after all. I'm not real sure why she felt she had to tell him all this news today. He called to tell her he had a job interview. I'm wondering if there might be a connection. I know that seems a little suspicious of me, but I'm just sayin....

He went to the interview, but needless to say, it did not go well. He was hardly his most shining self. He was listless and down when I saw him afterwards. He feels like chucking it all. "What's the point?" he says. "I might as well turn myself in, I'm just going back to jail...." I did manage to talk him into calling his mom and having her forward the letter to CH so we can look at it. Tomorrow I'll talk to the CH staff and see if we can't find out what's up with the possible warrant. My heart just aches for him. I was hoping he might get just a little longer to bask in just enjoying being free.

6 comments:

Rev SS said...

Dang! This makes me cry. How can a mom do that??? Praying that you will be able to help him get things set straight, and find hope again.

Kathryn said...

Oh my dear- I am so sorry. Prayers for L of course - and for you as you support him xx

Mrs. M said...

Prayers. How awful.

mompriest said...

oh, my...yes. prayers abound...

Barbara B. said...

Thank goodness you are in L's corner.

Gannet Girl said...

It's SO difficult to get back on track in this society once you've derailed. L is going to need a lot of support; too bad he can't look to his mom for some of it. He must be heartbroken over his dog.