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ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO, one of my son’s friends, whom I’d only met once or twice, called him up at 2 a.m. “Hey,” he said, clearly distraught, “Could I come crash at your place?” This kid — let’s call him Jordan — was just 17 years old, and his mom was kicking him out of the house. Apparently, Jordan’s stepdad, didn’t see eye to eye with her son. He’d even gone so far as to get in fistfights with Jordan, which was pure chaos. Despite her son’s protests, the mother sided with the stepdad one night and sent her son to live on the streets. So, at 2 in the morning, my wife drove over to his house. He walked out alongside his mother who handed over a trash bag full of his clothes. “Here you go,” she said bitterly, probably embarrassed that the situation had come to this. We took Jordan 4 www.willsandtrustlawyers.com | www.beatmydui.com
home, and since we didn’t really have a full room for him, we put up a drape bar and put a bed behind a curtain for him. Megan, my daughter, was living at home at the time, saving to buy a house, and I’d recently taken in my niece. Needless to say, we had a full house. In the next few months, we worked with Jordan to get his life back on track. Steadily, his grades shifted from Cs and Ds to As and Bs, and he completely stopped ditching class. He started working hard, made the baseball team, and graduated high school with few problems. He decided to go to vocational school instead of a traditional university, graduating from North Lineman College. He became fully qualified as a lineman, repairing and maintaining telephone and electric power lines.
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