We’ve finally heard from T again!!! He’s FINALLY in a residential placement, and he appears to actually be doing okay. Okay for T, but still okay.
We’ve had a couple phone calls with him, and he’s getting so old. His voice has changed, and he sounds calmer. We are trying to find a good time to make the (eight hour round trip) drive to visit him and bring him some early christmas presents.
I still hold out hope that someday T can come home to us. Despite everything and despite how long he’s been gone, he still feels like our kid. I don’t know if he’ll ever really be ready to function in a family, but if and when he is, we’ll be waiting for him.