Prodigal Foster Son

Return of the Prodigal Foster Son-Chapter 12: Discipline and Love

Little did I know I was preaching the same sermon by telephone that I was about to hear at church later the same morning. I have also been reading a novel about Bathsheba and King David.  I got a little taste of what it is like to deliver a message from God much like Nathan did …

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Return of the Prodigal Foster Son-Chapter 11: Not as Dumb as You Think I Am

On his last visit, Robert wanted to tour around town checking out the many changes over 20 years.  He especially wanted to go back to where it all started – Central State Mental Hospital. Stripped of Family at Age 8 When Robert was 8, his parents’ rights were terminated due to their abuse of their …

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Return of the Prodigal Foster Son-Chapter 10: End of the Line

And the last four days played out this way… seven separate breakdowns, A DOT shutdown and a fire.  I learned my son was working for what is called an outlaw trucking company.  He did not know it until he got in and then he could not get out.  He gave his resignation but the outlaws …

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Return of the Prodigal Foster Son-Chapter 8: Perseverance

Hospice Care My foster son is driving a truck that is officially on hospice care.  All the bodily functions are beginning to shut down.  There must be an extraordinary amount of money in trucking to sustain the costs of being broken down every 160 miles.  Add to that the fines of $1000 per day for …

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Return of the Prodigal Foster Son-Chapter 7: Trials of Every Kind

We got it backwards.  According to the Psalms, weeping may stay for the night but rejoicing comes in the morning.  We were rejoicing and celebrating Robert’s two great job offers in the evening but the weeping began the next morning. Suspension of an Invalid License Out of the gate before moving an inch Robert lost …

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Return of the Prodigal Foster Son-Chapter 5: Precious Nuggets

Waited 20 years and 16 days for the reunion with my foster son.  The last time I saw him, he was walking away because I had taken away his truck and driving privileges.  The reasons were as varied as the wrecks but the overriding reason was he simply did not have the judgement and reaction time to …

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Return of the Prodigal Foster Son-Chapter 4: Real Big Deal

From the moment Robert found me, he was orchestrating a visit home.  He gave a week’s  notice to be routed “home” to Indianapolis by Friday.  Apparently the dispatcher thought it would be fun to route Robert from Michigan through San Antonio TX in order to get to Indiana.  A blizzard shut him down in Little …

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Return of the Prodigal Foster Son-Chapter 3: A Mother’s Prayer

Chapter 3 of the Return of the Prodigal Foster Son Twenty five years ago I became Robert’s CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocate to be Robert’s voice in court. He was a ward of the state who had been all but abandoned by his biological family. That was for the best as the rights of …

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