Those words were just said to my son by the Honorable Judge C_____ B_____.
Eli had court business in two counties. His graduation from Drug Court in August cleared him in the first county.
Today, in the second county, all the i’s were dotted and the t’s were crossed, and this issue has been completely resolved.
How well I remember being here for the first time two years ago, and the slow, slow progress that was made for quite awhile.
What a contrast today when Eli signed in early enough to be first case on the docket. As ecstatic as I am for this to be over, his face, his smile — his joy is clear and wonderful to see.
So now we begin with a new slate. I believe in him. I’ve always believed in him. One day at a time, for sure, but I’m excited for him. He has completed this long and arduous portion of his journey. He has the opportunity now to follow his dreams and continue to make decisions that keep those dreams uppermost. I love him dearly, wish him well, and will do whatever I can to support his success.