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Can’t cope

Hi Velvet
I had a breakthrough yesterday, it may seem small to many but if they knew my son they would know it was massive to me.

He text and asked me for money, saying it was for tobacco,
I responded with no (insert his name) if you can’t afford it, you don’t do it.

I then received 5 texts which were rather insulting to say the least, the final one saying ‘Bring it on mateee.’

I didn’t reply to any of them.

Then 55 minutes later he text me one word. A word I have not heard him say in a long time.


He is still in there.

I finally feel that holding my nerve and sticking to my resolve is paying off.

It had crossed my mind that he might turn to crime if I stopped giving him any money but I am hoping and praying that deep inside his morals and sense of right are embedded enough to to stop him.

I know people may snigger at me for thinking that after everything he has put me through but I also know that he is safe in the knowledge that I will never stop loving him. He also knows that for every action there is a consequence and that to turn to crime would have very serious implications. He is also vulnerable and scared, hopefully scared enough to avoid those situations.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying it will be plain sailing from now on because I have lived this for nearly 4 years. But I am going to enjoy this baby step in the right direction and I am going to pat myself on the back for sticking to my position with him.

CC x