The following story came to me over the transom:"My mantra, "It takes 2 thousand repetitions to learn something new" ... some
days these words were the only thing I had...
Our son, Robert, left for wilderness and rehab 10 years ago last February. Then he went to a "mainstream" boarding school 3,000 miles from us, finished high school by the skin of his teeth, took a year off, (which was nothing but problems and trouble,
including 30 days in county jail), after jail enrolled in college, graduated
top of his class in 4 years, has emigrated to Israel and is currently
severing his required military service in the IDF, Israeli Defense Force.
He is 25 years old and an amazing man. Goal: return to the US to attend
graduate school. Our story in a nutshell. It's a long, long road, trust your gut feeling, hang in there, be calm, cool and collected AND always, always speak in a well modulated voice ... if you have to scream, do it in private.
I don't think "worry" equates to "praying" ..."