Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Decision

TP is in the process of making a life-altering decision. Please pray that God give her the courage and strength and wisdom to choose what is in line with HIS will for her life. Please pray that her decision is made not in anger, but in what is the right thing to do for her life and her future. Please pray for the whole family as we await her decision. We have tried desperately to help her, but she continues to be blinded by her anger. Her boyfriend has turned her totally against us and our values and her religion; and his parents are aiding and abetting this whole process. Rather than all of these people looking out for what is best for her, they are only putting their wants and needs ahead of hers. They are being selfish and not taking into consideration all that she has worked hard for over these years - her faith, her security, getting a college education in a way which minimizes her stress and debt load and time in which it takes her to complete it, and her close relationship with her family - and they are destroying it for their own selfish gain. And, she is listening to them rather than to us. We are now the enemy. It would fall on deaf ears if we even talked to them because they are so wrapped up into being the "cool" parents, the ones who are "rescuing" TP from such "horrible" parents who are drawing the line between what is right and what is wrong, the ones who have no clue what the sacrifices and sweat and tears that TP and we have gone through to get her this far - and they are destroying it all. Most importantly, they are supporting her immoral lifestyle, and are destroying her relationship with us because they are yanking her away from the whole family who have loved her forever and who have her best interests at heart. Please say some prayers for them, so that they can see the error of their ways.

A decision will be made within a week. If she moves out, it will be during the time when I am on vacation. I couldn't bear to be here, watching her pack up her room, and walking down the sidewalk that one last time, and out of our lives forever. It will kill me. But God will comfort, God will help me through. And I'll ask God to keep her safe in the palm of His hand.


At 11:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God almight, Val, your heart must seize up every few minutes.. no one loves her more than you do. Somewhere inside, she knows that and misses what you once had. Sometimes, tho', it does take a life-altering error for us to realize it all. Or, sometimes, just a case of the flu, wherein we find so-and-so doesn't give a good goshdarn like Mom and Dad and Sis did. I'll be praying.. not necessarily for the flu, but I'm not ruling it out, either.

At 11:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that some day I will stop in at your blog and see that your family has mended and your hearts healed. I know your pain and your words are mine. Keep taking care of yourself and your family and someday your daughter may see the light and follow it back home and to your heart! Until that day comes you can not change things or save her - you can be there to pick her up when she asks for it. You are never alone but you already know that!


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