Pat, God IS listening and answering your prayers. I am so happy to hear your mom renewed the contract and you dad is aware of this and knows when to step in. We will just have to keep praying and never give up hope that your mom is being led to the point to seek professional help.
Sounds like the graduation was a lot of fun too with great times and laughter with the family. That is what life is all about. We just need to be patient and not wish to be the one to turn things around. Money is never the answer and gambling is NOT the means.