I speaks volumes about the character of the young man that he's accepted you so fully. You are blessed! On the topic of estrangement, my first wife managed to turn all three of our daughters against me when she divorced me after 17 years. Friends and family supported me through a good 10 year period where I had little or no contact with the girls. I was not included in any weddings. Then the ice broke and two of them realized I was not as bad as their mother made me out to be. I am now blessed with many grandchildren and a good relationship with both daughters and their husbands, whom I greatly appreciate. I continue to pray for my youngest daughter to reconcile with me. Things can turn around when you least expect. My stepmother told me continually that my daughters would eventually come around and it was hard to believe, but she was right.