Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pray For My Son

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This is my son Joseph who many of you know is mentally ill and an alcoholic and who has lived on the streets for many years in his small hometown in central California.

The pictures were taken in April when we went to California at a local restaurant and he was as sober as he could be because he knew we were coming.

Joseph has an amazing aunt and uncle who have been there for him and prayed over him, taken him food, clean clothes, prayed with him and never once judged him.

A few days ago his uncle took him to the doctor who said he could do nothing to help him, but his uncle didn't give up, working with mental health he kept looking and found a detox/rehab/mental health center that said if he wanted the help, they would take him when a bed opened.

Yesterday, a bed opened and his uncle went down to the streets and picked Joseph up and said lets go, the bed is waiting and they have someone who is taking care of his dog.

Please, pray this time he remains in a place that can take him through this horrible ordeal of dextoxing, DT's and alcohol related seizures. They told his uncle if it gets to bad, they will take him to the hospital for medical detox and bring him back.

The amazing thing is during this time when the alcohol clears his system he will get the mental health help he needs. 

Please lift him up in prayers!

7 comments:

Love Of Quilts said...

I send a prayer up for your son Joseph.

Kathy S. said...

Lifting Joseph in my prayers. His love is amazing. He is the ultimate physician. Also praying for those who help and touch Joseph.

barbara woods said...

praying, been there

Sara said...

Prayers for his returning health and for you as well, as I'm sure you worry while he goes through this process.

NanaNor's said...

Although I haven't walked the path you are with your son, I have had a best friend whose son is in the same condition in Ca. and only gets help when he is put before a judge.
Praying for Joseph as he goes through all the detox/withdrawal issues.
Hugs, Noreen

Celia Ambrose said...

Father God, please provide Your healing power for Joseph while he is in rehab. Deliver him from the physical addiction to alcohol, and bring complete healing to his mind. Bless his Mom who has loved him and prayed for him all the years he has been away. I ask Your blessings for the whole family, in the name of Jesus, amen
(celiaambrose@hotmail.com)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

My thoughts are with you all..