17 April, 2009

When You Don't Know What Else To Do...

Recently, a friend confided in me that she and her family were going through some troubled times. Her son had gotten himself into some trouble, and she and her spouse were at the end of their rope. They had tried everything in their power to mend the strange rift in their family and to help their son heal, but much to their sorrow their efforts seemed to be for naught.

She and her husband recently decided that the best course of action for them to take was to put their son into the hands of someone who could help him. This was a heartbreaking decision for them. I know that she has been beside herself all week, asking if she made the right choice, if this was going to tear her whole family apart, if her son would one day understand that she was doing this because she loves him...

Parenthood is not easy. Anyone who has ever had a child can tell you that you are faced with some of the hardest decisions you will ever have to make. You are responsible for the health, well-being, shaping and outcome of another human being's life.

Maybe you are a parent of a troubled teenager, but you're not sure what to do to help your child. Maybe you're not having trouble now, but anticipate there could be some later. This blog that she is keeping about her experience is heartfelt, a little dark, but meant to guide and comfort others who may be faced with similar situations. Anyone with children will find this blog both heart wrenching and touching. Please take a moment to stop over and read about the process my friend had to undergo. Offer thoughts, comfort, support for a mother and father who had to take drastic action in order to ensure that their son had a future.

A Mother's Tears

Thank you for reading.

1 comment:

Helen Ginger said...

Thank you for giving the link to her site. Talking with or listening to someone in your same situation can be very helpful.