A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.
A special note to all who commented on the protected post about the young man in crisis. First, thank you all for your supportive and insightful comments.
I am happy to report some progress has been made. It has been reported to me that my mothers conversation with young mans adoptive parent was productive. Young man is now able to go to school at night, out of the house, has been granted permission to get a job and to be on Facebook with family and friends. I friended him today.
I intend to stay in touch with him, get to know him better, and if ever needed, give him additional support.
Thank you again.