reply to post by openyourmind1262
If everything you said is true, I would say you handled it pretty well.
It more than breaks my heart when the words out of his mouth first is, " I don't want anything (as in monetary) from you.
2nd heart broken when his relatives don't want anything to do with him.
So his real father has passed, mother also passed?
You have a nice family, wife, kids, dogs, cats?, if he is a good kid, student, good grades or not, he is looking for love and direction....
My parents raised and taught five boys, the neighbors, friends, community, and so much more over their lifetime and not due to a big bankroll.
One of my best friends told me the reason he is successful in life today is due to my parents(both went to business school, they couldn't afford
college), their kindness, motivation, and bringing all my brothers friends and my friends and that my parents Cared For Everybody!, No Matter What!
If they needed help, they would help them, no questions asked.
Now, my best friend also had great parents, and I spent alot of time around his parents. They just were different (they liked country music, we
didn't!) It's true, but it's a joke, that is not why.
There is a reason he showed up to your door first. Do you know why? I do. This is not a coincidence.
I am not saying adopt him but that is a word I have held back so far. Bring him into your family?,
You know what you give, you get double your money back and more.
This may be the blessing that you have been waiting for, answered, even though it doesn't look like the blessing,prayer or wish on the surface and is
a complete shock to you right now.
Let it sink in and get back to us....