Saturday, May 12, 2007

There is heartache in being a mom of a prodigal son!

Happy Mothers Day! To all you mothers out there praying that someday your prodigal will come home I feel for you and I will pray for you. It is hard, wondering when and if your son, will grab hold of what he was taught while growing up under your roof. I love my son, very much, but it's on days like today, that I hurt and wonder why?

I received a mothers day card from my daughter - in - law (my prodigal son's wife) today in the mail and it goes a little like this.

"What "Mother" means to Me
Whenever I hear
the word "mother,"
I hear your cheerful Laughter
in response
to something funny
I share with you....
or your calming, soothing voice
when I need comfort,
Whenever I hear the word "mother,"
I see your birght, sweet smile
and your caring eyes...
I feel the warmth
of your hugs.
Whenever I hear the word "mother,"
I realize how important
it is to have you
in my Life
and how very grateful
I am for the special gift
of your Love.
Happy Mother's Day" HALLMARK

Her own writing say's, "This card truly explains it all. I now know what I was missing by not having a mom, you are so amazing and the best mom anyone could ever ask for. You will always be my mom and NO ONE will ever replace you or compare to you. You guys will always be a part of my life and I love you guys so much. No one will ever love your son as much as I do, please don't forget that when he replaces me. Please promise that you'll always be my mom and never forget me. I love you so much and I will miss you guys more than you'll ever know."

Wow did I cry when I got this card. My son is not thinking right now and he is going to serve this awesome daugter in law of mine, that I have grown to love like my own daughter, divorce papers, after only a year and half. The only thing I can do, is pray that my son will not go through with this, and realize what he is throwing away.

I once again hand this baton of parenting over to my GOD who is in the Miracle Business of healing marriages.

Thank you Jesus for allowing me to be a mother, not only to my three children, but my in-laws, and the boys you have placed in our home over the last 15 years. Even through the hard times it is a joy to be called MOM.

I will make it through this trial because He will not only take my baton but he will pick me up and carry me in this race. James 1:2-8, "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does."

I'm believin that He will give me the wisdom, to know how to handle this trial, and He is going to work mightly in the life of my prodigal son.

Happy Mothers Day to all you Mothers. God Bless you ALL!

1 comment:

Carol said...

Oh I can relate to this post...My son has returned after living in an horrendous marriage!!! His circumstances are different to yours, his wife wants nothing to do with us, and has never accepted our love. Fortunately our son is young enough for his wounds to heal. You are so blessed to have this wonderful relationship with your Daughter in law.

Climb that "thang!"

I wrote this post back in January of 2007  and I still have those pesky bugs and the enemy is still trying to rob me of my joy on a weekly ...