Sunday, February 24, 2008

Third Sunday in Lent

There is some good news on the L front these days....the biggest and best is that he got a job! He starts Tuesday at one of the local sub shops. Thank God for my Soul Sister C and her willingness to be a part of his village! She was able to be a link for him, "put in a word" and help him get past those gates that were keeping him out of so many places. He applied, interviewed and off he goes. Another piece of potential good news is that he is scheduled to see his son tomorrow! The social workers told L and the baby's mom that they should try to work it out between them first....and they were able to have a conversation and set up a visit. We are now all praying very very hard that she will follow through. He went shopping for a little outfit and a stuffed animal, has borrowed a camera....if it falls through, his heart will break. But we remain hopeful until proven otherwise. The artist from the college has been by to see him and has taken him to the studio a couple times. He has given him some "assignments" to do and books to borrow. L's been to church almost every Sunday. He showed up in a suit this morning! He looked rather stunning if I do say so! I love looking out into the congregation and seeing him there....it's so much better then seeing him in jail! The struggles he faces, of course, go on. The appeal on his case is still not looking feasible unless some big hearted attorney who is dying to do a pro bono falls out of the sky, and even then, we've been told we don't have much to go on. His mom is in the hospital with severe asthma and he's worrying about her. But overall, we are seeing the return of the megawatt smile a bit more often these days, and he's telling goofy jokes, these are all good signs that L is feeling a whole lot better about life.

3 comments:

mompriest said...

Oh Kate. I love to hear the updates on L...really praying for him, I hope he can continue to internalize this new sense of self...

Kathryn said...

Thank God, - and that community he has put in place around L to offer support...which I guess includes my very good friend RDK!
Lovely to read this :-) xx

Rev SS said...

Thanks be to God for you and your friend C in L's life!