Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Kids I Love

"A mother is only as happy as her saddest child..." my friend Karen

My daughter is due today so when I heard my phone chime this morning, I automatically assumed it was news. Instead the screen read, "I love you so much" and it was not a text from my sweet girl, but my heartbroken and aching son...

My heart jumped and I immediately pushed the button to call him. On the other end I found a broken and sobbing man. My little boy. One who once snuggled down next to me for long naps, who had the softest ears ever, and who used to look up at me and say, "Mom... I neeeeeed you."

No details, just a mother's plea for prayers. Again.

Twelve Steps of Co-Dependents Anonymous-

1. We admitted we were powerless over others - that our lives had become unmanageable.

19 comments:

  1. Praying, Martha! Hugs to you. So hard to know your child is hurting so bad.

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    1. Oh, my Heather! I love you and I've missed you so much. I am blessed to know you are praying for my sweet boy with the very soft ears.

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  2. Many prayers for you my friend. It's so hard when our children hurt...

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    1. Thank you, Beth. It's an impossibly helpless feeling.

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  3. Hope everything turns out ok...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Me too, Linda. It's hard being a mom.

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    2. It sure can be...
      You seem to have mastered itπŸ’•

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  4. Oh Martha, as I mentioned in an earlier comment. We never stop parenting. You know the Bible says the Lord holds out tears in bottles too. Yours are in safe keeping....many prayers...I emailed you my love.

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    1. I got your email, Wanda. Thank you for loving me and praying like you do.

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  5. Prayers for your son and for you.

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  6. My mom got a call like this just last week from yours truly. Just like always, she was right there when I needed her the most. Thank goodness for amazing moms like my mom and you, who knows where we would be without you!

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    1. All I could do was keep him on the phone until his dad got there. It's been a long day and he has a long way to go until he's really feeling better. My heart is breaking.

      Annie, I love you. I'm so glad you have a mom who will be there when you need her most. I want to be just like her when I grow up.

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  7. Martha, he's in my prayers too. I firmly believe that God never stops working with/speaking to those we pray for. A big hug to you.

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    1. If He's still working on me, it stands to reason He's still working on them too. It's just so hard to watch.
      Thank you for the hug. I love you.

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  8. My tears are falling because I know what you are going through...and I know how it is to be at that point of hopelessness.

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    1. I know you know. Thank you so much for your love, understanding, and prayers.

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