When one of my twin sons was 17 yrs old (1 ½ yrs ago), he got into trouble with a girl his age. He met her in a chatroom online, and they had been talking for a while.
He then asked her for a revealing picture, which she sent, then he turned around and emailed it to her friends. I know it's wrong and cruel, but at the time, teenagers were doing stupid things like that.
I'm not making excuses for him and what he did was wrong. But he has never been in trouble of any kind, whether at home, school or in the community.
The girl and her family reported to the police, and six months later, when he turned 18 yrs old, I received a letter from a detective for an investigation.
I called the detective, and he asked my sons and me to go down to the police station because he wanted to talk to us regarding an investigation.
I asked the detective to see the situation and why we were asked to go down and talk to him, but he wouldn't disclose anything except that it was related to my cell phone account.
I asked my sons if they did anything, and they both said that they didn't do anything to prompt any investigation, so I believed them. I set up a time to meet the detective, and we all went. I told both of my sons to be truthful.
When we got there, my son (the one who met the girl online) was the only one the detective wanted to interview. When he came out of the interview or investigation, I was told by the detective that my son might face some felony charges.
That was also when my son told me what he did. I guess he didn't want to tell me about it before because he didn't think something like that would get him into trouble.
Well, I cried all the way home. I was scared and afraid that he might go to jail/prison for what he did. Every negative thought of ruining the rest of his life went through my head.
If he has a criminal record and knowing that he would not make it in jail/prison because he's been shelter all his life and the horrible stories I heard about people in the criminal justice systems.
I consulted a lawyer and was told that since he is a minor and has never been in any trouble, the case will likely not get picked up by the DA. But if I received a letter, I should bring it to the lawyer.
Since that day, I have been praying and asking God to deliver my son from this situation.
The scriptures of Psalms 107:6 say:
I made a promise to God that I would fast every Friday by not eating meat for a year and that I would testify to God's Love of Mercy and Grace as well as my faith in God.
So here I am, 1 ½ years later, and I want the world to know that GOD's Love is unconditional and that anything and everything is possible through faith.
In the scriptures- Mark 9:23 tells us
Maly: United States
Why is it so difficult for our educators and society, in general, to understand that love and respect for one another taught from a young age can solve much of the world's hostility and social problems!
"Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it" (Prov 22:6).
Love is the answer!
True loyalty springs from the heart and is wrapped in love. It is often in our most private moments that true loyalty, or the lack of it, is made known.
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Samuel L Mills
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Maryville, TN 37802