We are in serious spiritual warfare.
We are working to put Buddy's mom on Nedley's program here at our house. Vanessa told her today was her last chance for a smoke before she comes here. It will be diet and exercise and prayer and Scriptures... so long as she is still willing. Vanessa stayed with her last night and drug her out of bed this morning.
Much prayer is needed.
James was violent this morning. My back up was slow to get here. I had him locked out of the house and he beat on the door and destroyed the wreath and tried to break the window. When the principal and vice-principal arrived he locked himself in the garage. I went around through the back door and when I got close to the door to unlock it he slapped me hard.
He can be so sweet and he can be a real mom's boy. But he can be mean and looking to hurt someone.
Something snaps. First he was passive aggressive and it became pure stubbornness and refusing to get on the bus. When I took action to call for help he came unglued.
He is in in-school suspension. He's in the principal's office ALL day. No recess, no lunch room, no classroom fun. Just his schoolwork and him and the principal.
After he was gone I smacked my head on the door frame of the van. I just sat down and had myself a good cry!
I'm asking DSHS to move faster on the boy's move. I told the placement lady to look for a family that might be interested in adoption because I don't see good things happening at all.
Christina called me crying. Her brand new phone is smashed.
**** I have arranged for respite for the weekend for James. I have packed his suitcase and put it in the van. When he arrives home he can just get in the van. We'll talk about on the way there. He'll be good for Peggy and Lui. It's quiet at their house.