Tomorrow is my son’s preliminary hearing for his latest arrest, so one of his sisters and I will be making the 3 hour drive over there and back. I’m so glad I’ll have company for the trip. He will enter a plea and the prosecutor will recommend a sentence. When I talked with my son’s attorney last week he told me the prosecutor was offering him 96 months. I think his charge carries a 7-12 year possible sentence, so I guess it could be worse.
For those of you who pray, I know the Lord hears us, so prayers would definitely be appreciated. I’m doing okay, and with a lot of prayer I'm managing to stay surprisingly calm. I even managed to enjoy cooking out yesterday for Father’s Day and had company over to help celebrate. Progress! When nagging feelings of anxiety start creeping in, I just say a quick prayer and turn it over to the Lord. I’m fighting hard to just take one day at a time, because to do anything else would be useless right now. I want to be positive and encouraging for my son tomorrow, and I can’t do that if I’m focusing on what the future might hold or "if onlys." So today I praise God from whom all blessings flow. I pray that He enfold my son in His loving arms tomorrow and give him courage, and that His will be done. Amen.