A cautious parenting season

Christmas is only a few days away.  Alan will be coming home on Friday for three days.  We are cautiously hopeful that all will go well.  We expect the occasional outburst, but believe we will not have a repeat of Thanksgiving's great attempted escape.

In all my "worst case" scenarios up to this year, I never thought we'd be battling our son in such a personal way.  It is heartbreaking to see him become angry, order us out of his apartment, or turn his back on us.  We are his most ardent advocates.  We are also the easiest target.

Being a parent means being able to take the punches for your child, standing in harm's way.  Watching the decline when your child has this terrible disease is also part of being the best parent you can be.   I believe parents can stare any enemy in the face when their children are threatened.  Parents will do whatever they have to do to spare their child any hurt or distress.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes on Him should not die, but have everlasting life."  John 3:16


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