Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sometimes I know we did a good job parenting...


Number One son texts on Thanksgiving after calling me to say he wanted to "change it up for Thanksgiving and volunteer at a homeless shelter". 

TXT#1:  "I love you.  all the homeless shelters and slavations arms were closed so i ran into two homeless guys and drove them to a place with a nice view."

TXT#2:  "Bought them beer and cigs and hung out for a cou(p)le hours.  they were so happy!"

TXT#3:  "Ya it does.  I took them up the avenues and found a spot for them to drink a few beers.  They seemed really happy about it.  Not so lonely ya know?"

TXT from us:  "I am proud of you, son.  Dad wants me to ask you to be careful...I know you are..."

TXT#4:  "I'm all tired from the turkey.  Tell dad not to worrythey were very nice guys.  Right around your age too.  I may call in a bit." 

My loving kind son went out and rounded up two homeless guys and bought them beer and cigarettes and treated them like human beings.  As much as his faith in humanity scares us, it thrills us too. 

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18 comments:

Betsy said...

Aww...sounds like he has a big heart!

Brian Miller said...

that is wicked cool....true heroes...

Matty said...

Sounds like he's a chip off the ole block. That's just awesome, and you should be proud.

DJan said...

I think you have indeed raised a caring and thoughtful son. Kudos to you, as well as him!

Baino said...

Nice kid. My boss gives up his Christmas day to feed people in a shelter in Parramatta. I was totally guilted out when he told me.

Minka said...

Yay for your son and his mom and dad!

Harnett-Hargrove said...

That is a great story and will be a one of those fond memories! -j

Barbara said...

What a heartwarming story and what a nice guy! You did do a good job.
The perfect Thanksgiving story.

Kate Hanley said...

Very inspirational.

Ténèbres à la lumière... said...

Hi! C.G...
What a nice son...
Raise by nice parents...

In order to be so thoughtful and caring.
Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

Grandmother said...

Here's to your son, here's to you and here's to wholehearted connectedness! His courage and compassion led to connection.

Pat Tillett said...

Something only a young person (with no kids) could do. I commend him for it! Sounds like you have yourself a great kid there...

Ruth said...

How perfectly beautiful. Those text messages reach my heart. I can feel his joy.

Susan said...

Being "treated like human beings"...I think that was the most important lesson here. Good job, Mom and Dad!

Nancy said...

You have a very special child.

California Girl said...

Bets: he does indeed have a big heart.

Brian: i think he's working towards accomplishing something of social interaction & value, not sure what and neither is he.

Matty: wish I could say I've done the same but...no. the only time I ever picked up a "grown" hitchhiker, he lectured me for 5 mins before getting out of my car. He said I took a stupid chance. I was 18.

DJan: thanks. Both boys are incredibly kind-hearted. They are beginning to look outside themselves now.

Baino: I hear you! Giving $$ & giving of yourself are not exactly equal.

Minka: I thank God every night.

H-H: Especially since it's in writing! :)

Barbara: it IS a nice Thksgvg story.

Kate: My kids are beginning to inspire me.

DeeDee: You are welcome!

Grandmama: I wanted to share it because he did sound so casual yet happy.

Pat: Yes, he's unencumbered @ 23.

Ruth: It was the text messages that inspired the post. There it was in b&w.

Susan: He & his brother learned early on to treat everyone the same, thank God.

Nancy: I certainly felt it that night.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

That's very touching. It takes a gem to raise one.
xoRobyn

California Girl said...

Robyn: he's coming home in 10 days!