I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and child of God. Trying to make sure all my family gets to heaven. Especially my prodigal children.
Hi, Dawn. You may not realize how nice it is to be able to begin a comment this way, but it makes a huge difference. Your reasons for how you've written so far are understandable; I just suspect that there are ways you can keep some privacy for your offspring and be more unreserved that will garner other parents to form your community.As for my children, while there are no outright prodigals, they do have problems as well. #2 son was adopted and although it wasn't diagnosed when he was young, has all the symptoms of Reactive Attachment Disorder. He lives in another state and we're never quite sure how he's doing.#2 daughter is doing best of the five, but isn't a believer nor interested in church, despite being raised that way.#3 daughter is also adopted. She's working and not in any overt trouble now, although she's had some bad, scary things in the past. Now she's all right, but not close to any of us in her immediate family, no matter who or how or how often we reach out.#1 son was doing well but made a truly stupid mistake and is now struggling with the results of that (a lost job) and is very depressed.#2 daughter has been a mess for years, again no drugs or illegal stuff but no job and other sad and unnecessary things going on, things I've been praying about for nearly nine years now. It's hard to see your children struggle, no one gets that better than I do. I will continue to pray for Courtney and Molly for the Holy Spirit to pierce their hearts with the knowledge of how much they're loved and valued by the Creator so they're inspired to turn back to the Lord.