A Hurting Parent’s Christmas Wish List

What a powerful story these parents share. I know that many other parents of hurting children can really identify with these thoughts, prayers, and wishes. Don’t give up. Keep praying, keep seeking, God listens.

Hope For Hurting Parents

Santa'slapToday I’m re-posting a blog from a few years ago.

As the mother of a daughter who struggles with addictions, self-injury, mental illness, sexual assault and suicidal tendencies my wants during the holidays are few. If I could be a child again I’d climb up onto Santa’s lap and have a very different kind of wish list for him. Maybe you would, too.

Material things mean nothing when one of your children is suffering. Their pain is our pain. We grieve over their losses. Our lives have been profoundly affected. We’ll never be the same. What do you really want for Christmas? Nothing you can buy in a store. My list is more like a prayer.
All I want for Christmas is:
1) A “do over” for my daughter.

View original post 557 more words

2 thoughts on “A Hurting Parent’s Christmas Wish List

  1. Thanks for sharing it, Stacy!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.