Sorry I have written in a while. I have several entries in draft format that I'll end up trashing eventually because I'm just not feeling them anymore. Today I just popped in because I'm so incredibly worried about Alcott and I need to ask for prayers or positive thoughts or whatever you can send his way. I can't/won't give details but it's really, really bad and I don't know what to do to help him. He's in a bad spot and I feel certain that the right words could help him if only I knew what to say. He hasn't wanted to talk to me for about a week and I sent him a text message yesterday telling him that I needed him to call (not text!) last night and then he called his sister at midnight (she's staying with me for the weekend) and told her he needed to talk to me. Now he wants to talk and I'm suddenly terrified because I've never held so much influence over such a massive life decision for someone else.
Dear God, please give me the wisdom to know the right words to help Alcott find the right path. Give me the strength to walk away and let him make his own mistakes if that's what he needs to do. And finally, Lord, please be with and protect him, now and always...no matter what he does, he's still that same scared, little 13 year old that I met five years ago, and he needs your help more than ever now. amen