My son is missing - page 7

My 17 year old son has been missing since last night. We've had trouble with him in the past year with drinking and marijuana, and he's been in counseling. But the past few months he's been clean. We... Read More

  1. by   nursedawn67
    I'm glad to hear you son is found! That must have been terrifying for you and your family! I hope things work out and he gets straight.... (((HUGS)))
  2. by   Disablednurse
    CyberKat, don't know how I missed this post. I am so glad that he is okay. I feel for you and him. My brother tried out the tough guy thing at about that same age and after having a wreck and having the police take him in and call mom and dad, he turned out ok. Will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers during these trying times.. Don't give up, just hang tough. He will turn out ok and be the wiser for it.
  3. by   silvermoon
    Hugs to you Cyberkat,

    My brother was a nightmare for my parents and my Mum always said he would end up in prison or on the armed forces.

    Thankfully the Royal Air Force accepted him and then he got in trouble with the police (stealing cars). They put him in a cell and heavied him for the night but as he was already accepted for the RAF the police gave him a caution and told my parents to sit on him until they delivered him to the RAF for basic training.

    He's now a corporal, married with two wonderful children and you would not recognise the man he's turned into. He makes Mum proud.

    Be strong with him. Love him. There's always hope.

  4. by   RedKat

    I just now read about this... so sorry to hear what you've been through, but am so very glad you have your son back. I hope you're able to help him turn around. He's lucky to have a mom who loves him so much!
  5. by   nursemouse
    CyberKat, my thoughts and prayers with you. My son put us through some rough times too; now he's getting ready to graduate from college (student body President) and going Air Force ROTC. Deep down, your son knows he's loved. Hold on and hang tough. And take care of yourself, too! Your own health is important. Nursemouse.
  6. by   zudy
    Cyberkat, I also had missed this thread, I am so happy you have found your son. My prayers are with you and your family. Parenting is the toughest job in the world, and kids don't come with instruction manuels, do they? Let us know how you and your family are doing, and as Nursemouse said, take care of yourself, too.
  7. by   renerian
    I am glad they found him. PHEW

  8. by   beckymcrn
    As I started to read your post three days later my only thought was Dear God , I hope he was found and ok. Praise the Lord your son is ok.

    The battle has just begun I will pray for you in your quest for "tough live"

    There should be a specific organization for mothers of teen agers or mothers of mostly grown adults or mothers of young adults or something like that. After all there are plently of things for mothers of preschoolers, school age you get my drift. We could have a cute acronym like "MOPS" (mothers of prescholers).

    O well off my soap box for now just praise the Lord your son is safe!!!!!!
  9. by   BABNRS

    I am so sorry that you are going through this...I just found the post! I have been wrapped up in my DH's problems with school and haven't read any other posts.

    I know you have a long road ahead of you! Just keep the faith, and I will be praying for you!!
  10. by   longforseaair
    Thanking God your son is found and am praying for you and your family.
  11. by   Scavenger'sWife

    So sorry that I just now read this posting. I was sooooo relieved to hear that you found him. Believe me, you are doing the right thing. My sister had a daughter who went thro some bad stuff at that same age and Sis had to press charges on her as an "unruly child" and the threat was there then that *one more thing* and she would go to JDC. It scared my niece to pieces and helped her to start to straighten up. Now, four years later, Niece is graduated from HS, and works as a nurses' aide at an assissted living for Alzheimers' patients!!!! How about that for a turn-around?

    So I will continue to keep you & the family in prayers that a similar happy story will ensue.

    Keep us posted. We love you & want the best for your family!

  12. by   Beeba
    You are in my prayers. My children are all grown, but it takes me back to when they were teenagers with problems. Stay strong and lean on others for support.
  13. by   healingtouchRN
    I am holding your son's soul in the Light & also your family & friends as they are concerned with you. Peace be with you. Godspeed his return safely to your arms.