As a parent of an addict I should know better that to even think about the words "resting easy" that's sure to jinx it. But luck and superstitions aside, hope is our drug of choice.
Alex is doing well. He is working hard and using his money to pay down his fines. He is stressed about his court appearances the next few weeks but he is hoping that if he pays on his fines and shows that he is working 2 jobs and putting all his money into what he owes, and he ask his PO to write him a note of recommendation, (he agreed) the judge's will let him continue this path.
Mom and I are feeling good and in a good place. I think it is because of two things. First, Alex is doing well and in a structured place that keeps him from using and getting into trouble. Plus he is working and seeing a reward for his effort. That is satisfying for him and us. Second, we are in a place that we understand he needs help from others. No matter how much we love him we have realized he needs more than us. That is now, that is OK.
Mom and I discussed this last weekend that he will need support from good friends and family. We know it will be hard for some to come around, all we can do is give them time too.