Tonight my recently-turned-17 year old son came to me and we had a conversation unlike any we have had before. Without going into too many details, I let my children down in a really big way a little over 4 years ago. It culminated in the divorce of the family they had come to know. I changed their world beyond anything I can even comprehend. Although God has forgiven me for the mistakes and sins I committed during that time, and even though I have sought my children's forgiveness, I have a hard time forgiving myself. My children still bear the hurts and the scars of that time. Speaking only from my own experience, there is a reason GOD has a plan or marriage to be the way He says. That is for a different post. Anyway, my son and I had a very emotional and grown-up conversation tonight. While my heart is aching for him in several ways, I want to say that my son is an amazing young man.
While he is not perfect, he is growing up to be someone I can say I'm proud to know. Only because God has chosen in His matchless grace to bless me, do I have an intelligent, hard-working, thoughtful son. He is nearing the end of his junior year in high school and he has major decisions to make in the next months and upcoming school year. Only God knows the perfect plan He has laid out for my son. Please join me in praying for this young man that I love beyond measure.
My baby is #64
"I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him."
1 Samuel 1:27
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."