It was severely upsetting for my wife and I when our child decided to use his college funds to go out and do his own thing! He ended up moving to a run down building in the city and made all kinds of friends that were massive drug users.
He fell out of contact with my wife and I.
Even his siblings could not get a hold of him when they reached out. It got to the point that I didn’t know where he was or if he was okay. I wished that he would have just gone to college to get a degree so that he could get going on making a career for himself. Almost a year went by where I had no idea where he was or what he was doing. That is until I got a knock on my door. When I saw it was my son, I was overwhelmed with emotion. Part of me wanted to be angry, but I knew the most important thing was to give him the love and acceptance that would be necessary to mend our relationship. My other children thought it was crazy that I was so cheerful to see him, but he is my son and he was back and that’s all that mattered to me. He kept saying how nice the air quality and temperature control settings were in the house. I told him I had just had a UV air purification installed by our local HVAC business. At that moment, an idea popped into our heads. Within the next month, my son would be earning his HVAC certification and would finally begin the path that eventually would lead to him back on his feet. Now, my son has been the manager of the local heating and cooling business for the last ten years and has a family of his own. I owe all of his success to that moment where he finally committed to getting his life on track and finally came home to us.