18 Years Later, But Who’s Counting?
I just alluded, on Facebook, to the joy I am experiencing today. My hands are shaking, my heart is racing. Never, in the 18 years that we’ve lived n this house, did I think I’d ever hear such joyful words, delivered to my oldest son while attending a neighborhood church…
“The Franks & Beans are gone, mom”
The Franks and Beans are gone, mom.
My favorite sentence, ever.
Fingers crossed that it’s a fact because if it’s not, the joy I’m feeling is short-lived. However, I will be joyful until I hear otherwise.
18 years ago we moved into this house and within days I new that the house kitty-corner from us was full of trouble. Their baby, clad in nothing but diapers, was sitting on our busy street’s curb, playing with dirt, and not a parent or older sibling to be found.
Fast-forward some 12 years or so and this is the house my son snuck into, smoking pot and drinking alcohol. A house where the grandparents were both alcoholics, the father was a cocaine addict, and who knows what the mother was into other than having that theory that kids are better off getting drunk and high in a “safe” household rather than out on the street.
Fast-forward again to now, with my son struggling to stay sober and drug-free, knowing that any time he wanted anything, he just had to go across the street to get it…
My son has decided that the lord is his savior and that Jesus is the way and off he went to the neighborhood evangelical church.
He came home two hours later (I thought maybe one of the church families may have wanted to adopt him and save him from our heathen ways) He stayed after the 1.5 hour service for coffee and donuts, meeting people, including a nice family that lives a few houses away from us. They were the people who told him that a SWAT team came through the Franks & Beans house this week and removed them from the premises immediately.
Now I’ve seen the Franks & Beans removed on two occasions by the local police force, guns drawn, but never a SWAT team before.
I want to find out what’s happened and I’m going to use my resources to get to the bottom of this.
Because I just have to know its true!
Maybe there is a god.
Today, there is a god, for sure!