It’s 3 am and I get a visitor slapping a paw on my head. It is our foster kitty Panini. Skinny, torn ears and a funny crouch, we found him in our yard and quickly rescued him. After a visit with the vet hospital, Sausage (his new nickname) had quite a few medical problems and we were thankful he made it this far being a stray.
During his vet visit, we uncovered quite a few ailments he was suffering from. Although his stature is quite thin and small, he is one tough cookie. Both of his ears were ripped and there was scarring in his right eye. He cannot crouch down normally to the floor like other cats do. The vet believes that he was either hit by a car or fell out of a tree. He has a pretty strong heart murmur too. Continue reading
We have said goodbye to winter and hello to spring. With that, it has also brought seasons of change in my personal life as well.
During one of those seasons, I broke my toe, hurt a rib, and was congratulated for getting the flu. All at the same time! No fun.
If that weren’t enough, our house went up for sale. Can you imagine a hobbling sick woman trying to clean her house for visitors, coughing with an “ouch” at the end of each move? Continue reading
Have you ever prayed that God would change your teen at any cost? Have you begged God to intervene in your child’s life because you were so desperate to rescue them? I have.
Were you surprised in how God answered those requests? We’re you even asking yourself, “What was God thinking?”
I often have to remind myself that I am not God. I cannot read my teen’s mind. I do not know the heart of my teen. I have no knowledge of their future. The only one that can do all of this is the one and true God, our Heavenly Father.
What I do know is that He sometimes allows more pain within the answer. “Why would He do that,” you may ask?
That is the hardest part for us as parents to grasp. Our teen is already hurting and because of our prayers, it’s as though more pain comes. Continue reading
For many parents with a teen who is struggling or in crisis, it seems that the road they are traveling on is much like the Great Wall of China. The question most often asked, “When will this be over?” can resonate in a big way when it relates to that very distinctive road.
The journey for many is long and tiring, filled with highs and lows and twisted turns that are not expected. It involves strength when many parents feel so weak. Sometimes there is confusion and frustration if a parent is wondering if they are doing the right thing or going in the right direction. Continue reading