I left home when I was 17 yr old. Lived with non-Amish friends while I established an identity and looked for work. Years later after little to no contact with my Amish family I am married with a child on the way and a good career in the Air force. Months before my son was born I found out my Mom had cancer. My Mom met my wife and newborn baby once before she passed away this was over 5 years after I left. Edit; i'll get a new link soon. Edit; WOW I didn't think this would last this long, thank you for the interest and thank you stranger for the gold. I finally set up an Imgur account 2 pictures, 1 is a picture of my former self the other is current http://imgur.com/user/formeramish/submitted
I will continue to answer when I can, no promises.