As mentioned in previous Blogs I was a young girl when my mom moved me to California. To this day I am thankful she found a good man to help raise me and that I could call daddy. As children we can conjure up all kinds of “ideas” and “reason” as to why our families are no longer living together, happy and loving one another. Truth may be we are no longer capable of living together but we can still “parent” together. And most importantly, we can still love our children together even though we’re apart.
Yes, some parents leave. Sometimes never to return. By “abandoning” they leave deep wounds.
And many parents stay. They work hard to give their children what they need to grow and become their best self. They give them family, love and a place to belong. God bless these parents, and I know He will.
My oldest son and his wife have a blended family. Both families work well together and parent with love. I am proud of them for the work they’ve done and happy to say my granddaughter is thriving. I’ve watched her grow into a confident, talented and happy young lady. I am not saying they don’t have challenges. There are challenges in every home. But the difference they’ve made is all parents are working together to create a loving home for their child!
Not all families have a happy ending. In fact, the family I worked hard to create did not have a happy ending. There were years of challenges with heartache. My divorce ended ugly and my ex refused to cooperate with me for the good of our youngest son. It was a heart wrenching journey from fear to faith as I worked through the consequences of divorce.
My hope is for us to leave our children free to love and be loved by their parents. And if one parent walks away from their responsibility then the remaining parent will work to assure their child knows it is not any fault of theirs. Today I share this song by Kelly Clarkson, Piece by Piece and as we go from fear to faith we help our children to the other side. (Matthew 7:12)