Dad didn't have to go to the PO and tell him Alex wasn't going to be able to make his appointment that day. He could have just called, but he didn't. He didn't have to help the PO get our son help, but he did. That's what their dad does for them. He goes above and beyond to help his kids. He didn't have to ask the Sheriff of our county for a favor so that our son's PO in the next county could get our son into Detox and and then The Center- but he did, Heck, I would not have been brave enough to even ask! Dad never hesitates to take the risk.
When we picked up our son late last night, I think Alex had a small glimpse that something unusual had happened. His dad explained to him, as we drove him from jail to detox center, each step he took, to make getting into The Center happen. Our son admitted that he was feeling so sick from withdrawal that he could not grasp it all, but he realized this was happening because of his dad. Dad talked to him about honor. Dad asked our son to keep the honor of his name. Our son said he wasn't completely sure about honor, but he would try. Then we had a whole different conversation on not just trying, but succeeding. We can only hope.
Whether my children find their dad a mountain mover for them right now, as I said earlier, I am not sure, But to me, he is a mountain mover, a risk taker, a resolver... he is my hero!
(and hopeful if not already, then one day, my children's hero as well)