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Prayer for my Son
October 6, 2008
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I have an incredibly caring, kind, son, who's an outstanding athlete and in the top of his class at school. He's 17. He made a mistake. I'm not ready, and may not ever share details-they don't matter.

What I'm asking is that anyone who believes in God would pray with boldness and confidence, and with belief that what is said in 2 Cor 2:9 is true for my son "My eyes have not seen, my ears have not heard, my mind not conceived what God has for those who love Him." That the decisions being made right now are already giving him the promise in Jer 29:11+ "For I alone know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you, give you a future and hope"

And for me Gal 6:9 "Let us not grow weary doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."

I'm not looking at all for a debate/discussion regarding theology, etc. I'm simply requesting prayer for my son and me.

October 6, 2008
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((((((((((LONGSHOT&SON))))))))))

October 6, 2008
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many prayers for son & longshot!

October 6, 2008
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(((Longshot)))

Non-devotional prayers and mantras zinging toward you from Texas.

October 6, 2008
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((((Longshot & Son))))) ~ My prayers are with you !!!

October 6, 2008
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Stand on those Scriptures. His Word is true. And remember that many of us find our true, Godly character is shaped by our MISTAKES and failures, not by our good choices or successes.

- Ma Strong

October 6, 2008
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A HUGE HUG and a prayer to you both!!

October 6, 2008
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Hey there Longshot :o)

I'm sorry you're struggling right now. Know that I'll say prayers for you and your son, and if and when you feel ready, I'll be here to listen. :o) Hold on tight to your faith, and that tiara..

((((longshot))))

love - shaney

October 6, 2008
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Prayers for longshot's son and for longshot coming your way sweetie!!!

((((Long shot))))

October 7, 2008
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(((((Longshot & Son))))))

Longshot my thoughts and prayers are with you both. If you change your mind I will be here to listen my friend.

Precious

October 7, 2008
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Dear (((Longshot)))
I am so sorry to hear that you and your son are in a troublesome time. We do love our babies and when they hurt, we hurt, and when they are in trouble, we feel troubled. I do understand as a mother of 4 grown children who have been thru many things in there lives. I would like to share another story about my life with you....now i am not saying that yours is this extreme, however it may serve to help you in some way........
About 3 years ago my oldest son who is now 46 was arrested, it was the first time and i was shocked and just could not believe it, not my son, he is such a kind gentle man, has the same talky personality as me and likes the same old rock and roll as me ....lol...anyway, turns out as he would call collect from jail, (very expencive)every few days that he had become a drug user and had lost his job and had turned to stealing to get money for his drugs. Now he never admitted that he stole but i knew in my heart that he had. As i said earlier, i am not in anyway saying your boy has done anything this bad..just telling you my story. So, because we didnt have the money to bail him out he stayed there about 3 months until his court's final date then was relesed. Now all the time he was in jail, i kept praying that he could get sent to a drug rehab because i knew his only answer would be finding a 12 step program and God.
When he was in jail, i worried about him 24/7 i made myself sick, i mean really really sick. It didnt seem to matter to me that he was a grown man, he was still my baby.. But as time went by i finally relized that even tho it hurt me so badly, that only he could stand up and take responsibility
for what he had done. I do understand that your son is really still just a baby and whatever he has done, he is scared, believe it or not mine was scared also at his age. It really doesnt matter what you son has done from drugs to drag racing to something about school, or even a girl
what matters is you stand by him but also encourage him to addmit his side of whatever it is. In doing so, it will make him a better stronger man as he grows. And as for us moms...well..we will always want to worry about them, but after all these years i have found the best thing i can do for mine is to give them back to the Lord in prayer each day........
And there is a happy ending to my story about my oldest son, he has been in the program for 2 years and has accepted Christ and is living a good clean life, paying back what he took and trying to stay focused and help others, so it all comes down to this.....God has a plan for everyone..
and if you stand on your faith and stay strong in that belief it will all work for the best....Bless your heart and remember that at his age your boy does need your support but also needs to know that he must stand tall too...I pray for both of you and hope it isnt as bad as you may have first thought...Love in recovery, Peace

October 8, 2008
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Longshot,

Stay strong.

Cary

October 8, 2008
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(((Longshot)))
good morning, hope you and your son are doing well today. I am not really sure why i felt the need to post such a long--story yesterday.Maybe I was triggered concerning my own sons, either way, this is suppose to be about you, not me, so know i am praying for both of you...
Love in recovery, Peace

October 8, 2008
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Good Morning (((Longshot)))),

I am thinking of you. I hope you are well and have a productive day.

Precious

October 8, 2008
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Thank you...thank you.

How in the world do I express how much it meant to me to log in to AAC today and see the prayers, and positive energy being sent to my son and me. It's overwhelming, a happy overwhelming if that makes sense:)

I so agree with what you posted Peace. Last night as my son and I sat for about 2 hours just talking though this situation, it was very clear that he is completely open and admitting what he's done wrong from a very penitant heart. While it's heartbreaking it's heartwarming at the same time. (The ever present bittersweetness of being a mom.) In any case as I was reading your post, thinking about our heart to heart conversation-I felt extremely blessed. This has opened up a new dimension to our relationship in a way I didn't even know needed opened up. Every night-just about-I pray that I will have the best possible relationship with my sons. And, amazing as it sounds, it's unfolding before my very eyes-with both of them. It's opened a new dimension with my youngest and me as well. Of course, it's not the way I would have done it...but I'm going to accept and receive this blessing as weird as that may sound. I'm walking it through with my son all the way.

Again to all of you my heartfelt thanks for the support, prayers, and positive thoughts coming my sons and my way:)

((((((Friendma, Camer, Bevdee, Giggles, Ma Strong, Paws4Peace, Shaney, Lost, Precious, Peace, Caraway))))))

October 8, 2008
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Longshot,

I am sorry, but I just checked in after awhile and found your thread, however I will keep your son, his situation and you in prayer.

God bless,
omw

October 9, 2008
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(((((Longshot & Son))))

Wow! You are an awesome Mom. YOur sons are very lucky to have you for their Mother.

Precious

October 9, 2008
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((((Longshot))))) That's just amazing! I too always pray that 1. my daughter grow up to have faith, and 2. that we have a very open communication about everything and anything !!!!

My pastor was just talking on Sunday about how when you are struggling and going through the dark, it's because God is about to bless you !!! And you just proved that to be so true! Never give up hope my dear aac friend.

My prayers are with you and your sons! @--]---- Giggles

October 10, 2008
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My pastor was just talking on Sunday about how when you are struggling and going through the dark, it's because God is about to bless you !!!

Wow, Giggles, that's exactly what my sister and I talked about tonight!!!

I seem to be thinking alot about my dad right now, he used to say "it's always darkest before the dawn."

Precious-I can't begin to tell you how much your comment means to me. I've made so many many mistakes with my life, it's just so good to hear you say they're lucky to have me.
Some of these days I'll come on here and write a novel of all my junk, and you'll see why that means so so much to me:)

Again, my heartfelt thanks for the prayers/positive thoughts coming my way.

(((On My Way))) (((All of us)))

October 10, 2008
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((((Longshot))))

"It does matter how many times we fall down, what matters is how many times we get up and move forward."

A young child said this. He is a Jazz musician. I think that he lives in Chicago. He diecided when he was 3 that he wanted to be a Jazz muscian and that is what he did. Today he is 8yrs old. He has played with all the great Jazz muscian in nihgt clubs and the like. His dad is his manager. Well, the state decided to inforce the law that prohints children from playing in the night clubs and such. When his father told that he would lonlonger be able to play with these muscicians that he addored that qoute was his reponse.

I read this when I first began my journey and I was utterly amazed at this young childs insight and self-care. This quote helped me to forgive myself for my past mistakes and any future mistakes that I will undoutbdely make.

It how you fall but how you pick yourself up learn form that fall. The best part of the quote, to me, is how you move forward. Very powerful stuff, especially if you consider the source.

I turly believe your sons are lucky to have you. How many Moms, parents for that matter, have the compasion, time, accetance, unconditional love, and understanding that you showed your son the other night? That will remain with him the rest of his life. I think that it is so awesome.

So please don't think about how many times you have fallen down instead think about how you got up and have and are moving forward.

Hug yourself! You deserve a big one from yourself.

Precious

October 10, 2008
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Precious-how... how do I thank you enough...? Your words are like apples of gold set in sterling...just like it says in Proverbs. You don't know the healing balm you just poured out over me and those two precious amazing sons of mine. Thank you from the bottom of a very grateful heart...and tear soaked face. You are an angel.

((((Precious))))

October 11, 2008
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AWW Lost, (((Bless your heart)))

You have no idea how difficult it is for me to take compliments especially one such as this. I'll just say you are welcome. I am glad that my words touched you so.

((((Lost & Sons))))

Precious

October 11, 2008
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((Long)))I am soooo sorry!!! I keep mis-spelling your name. That is just awful of me. I feel terrible.

((((Long))))

Precious

October 16, 2008
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(((((Longshot))))
Hi, I posted to you on the Dalai Lama's thread. So here goes over here. Everything that happens in our lives happens for a reason, the bible tells us, to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven. While you and your family go thru this pain and difficulty, you will come to understand the reason for it all. It may take time but it will be reveled, and when it is, you will then understand the lesson meant for your son. I know he is a sweet young man and has just made a bad choice, life is full of choices for all of us. We cannot expect to put an old head on young shoulders ..meaning he is still very young and he will learn as he matures. Keep him in your prayers and know that God has a pan for him and for you. Bless you and your family...
Love in recovery, Peace 🙂

October 16, 2008
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Ahh, Peace you're so right. I do pray for him and my other son just about daily. The day will dawn that the lessons, and the life experience will be so clear to me. I've been reminding myself and praying that ALL things work together for good for those that love the Lord, that He is making crooked places straight, rough places smooth. I know this will be a blessing in life experience at some point. And that is what I really hold on to especially when I'm "having a moment" and the "mom tears" are flowing.

You know when you wrote:

We cannot expect to put an old head on young shoulders

It just makes me sigh, and realize how true it is. The "you can't pour new wine in old wineskins" is so so true.

Much appreciation to you, my friend:)

(((Peace)))

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