My son Josh is on his way home.
In March, he loaded up his car and headed out for California to surprise his little sister and spend a week with her while she was on Spring Break. She's 12.
He said he'd be back in two weeks.
While he was there, his car was stolen.
Right after I bought him a plane ticket to come home, the police found his car.
Through a series of bad decisions and mere stupidity (his words), he found himself broke with no way to afford the drive home. His myspace page shows all the evidence of a Prodigal Son and some of the poor decisions he made while there.
Naturally there is much more to the story, but the end of it is that he and his best buddy are coming here in his friend's car. His buddy will be staying with us this summer.
I know the kid's parents and spoke to his mom and everything is all set. They are sharing the driving in his friend's car since Josh had to sell his car in order to afford the trip home.
Please pray they have a safe and uneventful trip.
Josh and me when he was only 8 days old.
Josh, at 3.
Josh, at 20.
He will not receive a lecture or be otherwise chastized for his behavior in California. Like the father in the Prodigal son story in the Bible, I am just happy my son is finally coming home. (He's been gone for over two months).
And, just like that kid from the bible story.......he'll be walking.
But I'm still going to throw him a party.
We don't have a fatted calf, so I'll probably just get him a cake.