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01/25/2013 - Author: Jennifer - 19 Comments

Every Friday, Lisa-Jo Baker over at Tales from a Gypsy Mama gives us a word and a challenge. To write for 5 minutes without abandon. It is fun and I encourage you to try it. Here we go! The word is…


Last night, I felt my world was falling apart, again. I don’t know what the future holds and I don’t know what the next step is with our son’s future, but I feel like I have failed again.

I hate being a repeat offender. I hate having fear in the unknown when I fully believe that God sees what is going on, is in control, and loves my son more than me. He knows what is best and knows that we can do this or he wouldn’t have let me and my husband be his parents. What a gift, blessing, and honor that God loaned our son to us!

Last night, I took to my prayer journal and cried out to God on paper. It is something new I am doing. It used to be enough for me to just cry out, but there is something therapeutic for me to put it on paper.

This situation makes me see my need, as a mom, to rely on God. It reminds me, again, that I can not do this alone. For the good times and the times that frustrate me, I need to again, go to God. I need to thank and praise Him, because He is the same, no matter what!

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Discussion (19 Comments)

  1. Dear friend, I am praying for you! This whole motherhood thing is alot harder and scarier than I could have ever imagined. You can do this, I promise! Actually, HE promises, which is waaaaaayyyy better.

    Love, Jamie

    • Thank you so much Jamie! I knew motherhood would be hard, but my oh my! Be blessed:)

  2. Praying and hugs. I know your son is very blessed to have you as a mom, I know this because I am blessed just knowing you online!!!

    • Thank you so much Jennifer for the encouragement. I am so glad to have “met” online. You are a blessing! Be blessed:)

  3. Praying you feel His peace. You don’t know the next step, but He does. Lean hard, friend.

    • I am grabbing on and not letting go! Thank you so much for stopping by and be blessed:)

    • Lean hard, I love that. Makes me think of an old, old song my grandmother taught me to sing; “Learning to Lean” Sometimes I think that is what this life is all about.

  4. This parenting thing…its not easy. Nothing worth our time, effort, prayers and tears ever is. For every “again” in our parenting, there is grace…again and again, if need be. “If His grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.”

  5. Jen, Your honesty, your determination and your FAITH give me much hope and reassurance that I too can face the “unknowns.” Praying for the Lord to be your ROCK moment by moment.

    • We can do this Mindy! Thank you so much for stopping by and be blessed:)

  6. by amyctilson

    I don’t know what you are going through, but our Heavenly Father does. He always cares for you and I can offer prayers on your behalf, especially now that I know. Stay strong Mama. You are greatly loved!

  7. Been praying for you friend…praying for peace for your heart and for God to show you how faithful he is..a prayer journal is a great idea! How wonderful it will be to look back and see how he was working all along 🙂

  8. Saying prayers for you.

  9. Oh sweet friend…{HUGS} wish we could have a good cry together!
    so proud of you for bringing it to His feet. every day if you need to. and YES–on paper! you’re a writer, after all…

    Missed you at #FMFParty … will be praying for you this week.

    • Thank you and I wish we could cry together also. Thank you so much for stopping by and be blessed:)

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