Friday, July 10, 2009

That's my boy

He's in Butte Montana and I'm in Vermont. There's very little I can do about it.
The Montana Standard - "Cameron J. McBryde, 27, faces a felony in a March 29 robbery attempt at the restaurant at 1955 Dewey Blvd., according to court papers.

McBryde is accused of attempting to rob the business just after midnight with another man. The pair allegedly entered the restaurant through a rear door while two employees were closing up. The two masked men hit the two employees with large flashlights and ordered them to the floor.

However, the two employees fought back, and the robbers fled the building without stealing anything from the business.

One of the alleged robbers was either struck by an employee or slipped on the ice as he tried to escape. He fell and injured his head on the ground."
Good for the employees of the Burger King, I hope none faced lasting injury from their encounter with the piece of human debris that is my only natural son. I have six children by some count, I married two women with two children and had two of my own with my first wife who threw me out in 1995. I fought vigorously to be part of my genetic children's lives. I failed. At this time my step children from my second wife are more my own than any I sired naturally. The above picture is probably as revealing of what my only son really is, both internally and externally.

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Moonaroo said...

My adopted brother, who grew up in a loving home with both of my parents, was convicted of armed robbery and sent to prison when he was about the same age as your son is now. When he got out, after losing custody of both of his children, he made good and turned his life around. He is in his early forties now and his been doing well for the last decade.

harley said...

As a father myself, you can't mean what you said, calling your son human debris.
He made a bad choice, we all do. He will pay for his, and could probably turn out to be a really good guy. He's only 27. Im sorry you weren't allowed to be part of his life. But, you helped create him, and regardless what he has done, you need to pray for him, forgive him, and pray God will give you a chance to get to know him.
Some of the BEST men Ive known have committted crimes in their youth and come back to give much to society.

The Pharisee said...

He is, as I have called it. He has spent close to half of his life incarcerated or on probation. He is a thief, a con artist, a druggie, and now he is a violent man.

His rap sheet would be longer if I hadn't intervened on occasion. If he were to own up to every crime he's been involved in, he'd probably be in jail the rest of his life.

He is my son, I love him. But debris is an unfortunately apt title. I pray to God he forsakes what he is and goes on to improve but he never has.

harley said...

God works with each of us in different ways. We don't always understand the why's of how the almighty deals with us as humans.
Only God knows the heart, but He changed Saul to Paul, a man who stood by and watched those who followed Christ be stoned.
He can change the hardest heart, and the wicked into the Godly.

As a parent, there comes a time when we can no longer step up or step in and clean up after our children.
At that moment is when we do the gracious thing, turn that child or adult over to God. Or as I've heard in the past, Let Go and Let God.

harley said...

By the way, The thief on the cross was convicted, and Christ forgave him.

harley said...

I love these words which also happen to be a song. I remember them when I get angry,depressed, hurt or just run out of steam.

Im forgiven because you were forsaken
Im accepted, You were condemned
Im alive and well
Your spirit is within me
Because you died and rose again

Amazing love, how can it be?
that you, my king. would die for me
Amazing love, i know its true
its my joy to honor you
Amazing love how can it be?
that my king would die for me
Amazing love i know its true
its my joy to honor you
in all i do
i honor you

*Sometimes we just have to look at all the blessings when it seems all the stress and pressure of life are upon us.

The Pharisee said...


When I hear news of my son, I simply pray he isn't dead or severely injured, or that he hasn't inflicted harm on others.