Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Our family has been dealing with some difficult decisions and emotions this past week. Our 23 year old son was arrested last week for drunk driving. He received a DUI and taken in handcuffs to the jail. No mother wants to receive that phone call from a child hearing those words.
My husband had gone skiing for the day, so I was unable to get in touch with Ron. I drove down to where Andrew was held and he was released. As I was waiting for him in the waiting area, I kept thinking and praying about this. Why was my son in the jail...what was I doing here too! It's an experience we never dreamed would happen. However, Andrew has been living life near the edge for many years. His choices are certainly not healthy ones, nor pleasing to society, his family, or to the Lord.
Andrew was obviously very upset and crying when he came out. He apologized and hugged me. A mom's heart is tender at that; but also wary. For good reason.
He and I had to get his car out of impound. Now we wait for the results of his blood test. He complied to take the breathalyzer and roadside blood test when he was stopped. The officer said if he could give points for compliance, he would have given them to Andrew.
We are incredibly thankful that no one was injured or killed. He had two friends with him who were also drunk.
Now we enter the legal system. He deserves the consequences that will be given to him. We want him to. Sometimes I think that the 'law' works better for Andrew than the 'gospel' message.
Yesterday Andrew shared some other devastating news with me. Another bad choice he has made. I just don't understand. He is a gifted, charming, athletic, smart young man. Why does he want to throw his life away. Ron and I are going to have to make some hard decisions over this new revalation as well.
However, I live with hope!!! God loves my son more than his dad or I ever could. The fight for Andrew's life was won by the victory of Jesus Christ over death and satan when He rose from the grave! Allelujah!!
So, my friends, I covet your prayers for my family.
With JOY and PEACE that only my Lord can give,
Julia : )