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He's a cool kid. He is very smart and he thinks a lot. He can be sensitive; he is intuitive. He has all the tools a young person needs in order to achieve, in order to make a difference in this world.
What will he do with that potential? It is difficult to say at this point in time. School started in August and by the beginning of November he'd changed schools three times, been suspended four times. Boredom is so intense during the day while everyone else is at work or in school, he's explosive by the time they all return home. Roughing up the petite woman who is dealing with suicidal thoughts and agitating the ADHD youngster into the kind of violence that causes a child to ram his fist through a door window are the results.
Social Services were requested over a month ago. They've got a huge backlog and cannot say when they'll have the time to come. In the meantime, the father who really cared about him and was staying at home to supervise him, doing everything he could to help his son get it together, has been taken off to jail for parole violation. Parole violation is not to be condoned, but how much greater the need of the child than the need for the rigid interpretation of the rule.
When the earthly father writes letters to the son about anger management and about relying on his Heavenly Father, the words sink in, the young man takes them to heart. Then something or someone triggers another explosion and he cannot see or feel the presence of either father at that moment.
Father is missing.
"One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters." --George Herbert
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