I love my daughter, but I’m convinced that she made the wrong move by marrying this guy. It’s extremely difficult to know how to love; to know how to act upon your love; when you think the person is hurting themselves.
I keep thinking, the prodigal son’s Dad didn’t run after his son – he just let him loose and waited. Of course, the analogy is that the Dad is God and we are the prodigal.
Sometimes it’s really hard and painful to love, but you have to bite the bullet and keep going.
I don’t know you, Bad, just enjoy seeing if I can rile you a little…you appear so cool in the little square box. 😉
I do know what it is to have a prodigal…and how much it hurts to love and watch a life go astray. I’ve weeped, mourned, begged, screamed and sunk into a deep dark hole, only to be brought out again. I’ll be praying for you to know how best to respond.
BAD- can you find me in your comments now…hahahaha i was thinking after I commented on Debs to you that I am not not in a recent comment on your blog…I am crazy about you Bad…and my daughter is getting married in two weeks..its really hard to let them make their own decisions and mistakes..hard for me to look my own unbelief in the face…I keep asking myself “isn’t God in control of ALL things”? Then what am I fussing about with this wedding..God will work in her life )maybe after HE allows her to go earn her testimony..LOL hey I did it too..but it is different to my heart when its mine…I think you understand what i am saying….
I enjoyed my time at your daughter’s wedding. I hope the pictures all turn out well.
You know all this already… but I’m gonna say it anyways.
I have been in the position of smiling, waving, and well-wishing while standing and watching my children (youngest 21) obliviously racing toward what I thought was a cliff. Sometimes I was right. Sometime not exactly right… ok, maybe wrong but hey. It is always heart-wrenching.
I’ve emerged from many of my trials (of watching my children’s trials like drugs, sex, pregnancy, marriage, divorce, abortion clinic, depositions, and court appearance.) a far different man from the one who entered in.
Her trails are not yours. Yours are not hers. In every trial He is working. Did you know you daughter’s due date is my grandson’s birthday? You should brace yourself for a miracle.
I will post the digital pics tonight hopefully. If you come to AACC or the MACC Friday or Saturday night I can bring a CD… let me know.