Hard Transitions in my Family

by Stephany ()

In Jesus’ name, I pray for protection over my 3 children: Zach(25), Matt(22), and Annie(18). That they would find their personal relationship with Jesus again. That they would be free of addiction (marijuana and alcohol). That they would be discerning in the friends and eventual marriage partner they choose, so that God will be at the center of their families. For my daughter, that her relationship with her dad would be healed in whatever way God knows is best. She feels so abandoned, and I believe this has a direct correlation with who she chooses to date. For my oldest son, that he would find his passion in his profession and life. He’s so confused on what path to take. That he would keep leaning into God and believe in the gifts he has been given. For my middle son, that he would see clearly the young woman he is dating, and that he would make the best decisions for his life and future. That he would choose the professional path that is best for his passions and gifts. For me, as my children leave the nest and I prepare to retire from teaching next year, as a divorced 55 year old woman, that I would feel peace and safety in Jesus. Some days I feel so afraid. My children are more distant, my baby is leaving for college over 1,000 miles away, my oldest is now living 2,000 miles away. My middle is still home completing college, but it is only a matter of time. Abandonment and fear are my largest struggles and choices made by my kids are feeding into those so much. I do know they should fly, and I want them to. I’m just struggling with how insignificant and left behind I feel. I gave them so much of me, by choice. We were so close. But now they are moving on and my heart hurts. I feel alone and sad. Thank you for your prayers.

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