Thursday, March 4, 2010

Maybe a turnaround.

I have been so worried about Cory. Since his release, he has had no motivation. He lived with Bill's nephew for a while, who withheld food unless he did a specific list of things each day. As much as this grated on me, at least he had somewhere to sleep, and almost enough food. Nephew treated Cory as if he were a new recruit and he was the sargent. On top of this, Cory was not to mention church, his scriptures, or anything religion related in his home. Cory was severely yelled at when he stopped on the street to talk to a couple of missionaries. They, of course, were excited to find a member, and invited him to church. Cory was in a lot of trouble for that. We needed to find a new home, and fast.

So, he asked his good friend if he could move in with his family, and he would pay the rent he was giving to Nephew, to them. This family is strong in the gospel, and insisted Cory not only go to church (he was given the choice of the singles ward, or their family ward) but he enrolled in institute and a few college classes. I was happy to pay the rent to her. He called last week, and said he was given a calling. Yay!! He is on the 'Break the Fast' committee. LOL.

But even better. He said the Bishop has been talking to him and wants to ordain him an elder. I asked Cory if he had been completely honest with the bishop as to why he was in the group home and he said he had. OMSTars!! This is so exciting!! Of course, my mind ran ahead and I wondered to Bill if this meant Cory could serve a mission. He is still nineteen, and I think the cut off is 24. Miles away. A mission is a dream I gave up the night the police came. To think it may be possible after all is more than I ever thought possible. A true blessing.

Cory called tonight, and Bill told him my mind had already made the connection. Cory was a little disappointed because he wanted to surprise me with it. I am sorry, Son, but your mama is too excited to wait for the surprise. LOL.

I am giddy.


  1. That's wonderful news, Pam! Be giddy!!!

  2. I don't know if you posted this on the board or not since I haven't had a chance to check it, but I wanted to let you know that this is wonderful news!! I have tears in my eyes because I'm so happy for Cory and for your family. This sounds like a wonderful opportunity for him! I hope things continue to fall into place.

  3. Oh, Pam, how wonderful! Hooray for Cory! Now I bet you have a new appreciation for the parable of the lost sheep and the prodigal son! Rejoice! Rejoice!