I write to encourage parents waiting for prodigals using biblical truths to inspire hopeful living while we wait.
My husband and I are empty-nesters with two adult children. Parenting has been the source of some of my proudest and most joyful moments in life, as well as some of my worst. When children begin to make poor choices, we have a tendency to blame ourselves, doubt our parenting skills, and believe their lives are over. Thinking like this makes us feel hopeless and alone.
I am here to tell you no child or situation is hopeless, and you are not alone. If you are struggling with these feelings, then welcome to a place where others have felt the same, and where we are learning to find the hope offered in God’s Word for the storms of life.
A prodigal, by definition, is someone who lives wastefully. This definition leaves the door open for interpretation; how I define a prodigal may differ from your definition. That means all are welcome here, wherever you are on your journey.
From my perspective, we have all been prodigals at some point. I am thankful for those who waited for me to change my priorities and bad habits- who never gave up on me. And that is what I want to offer my children- patient waiting while they search for God.
My intent here is to create a place where all can feel loved and accepted while waiting for prodigals to return. If you are suffering because a loved one is making poor choices, I want you to know that this is a place for you to feel safe; a place to lose your fear, shame and guilt.
I want to invite you into this community no matter what road you have traveled or where you are at the moment.
Parenting is lonely and hard, all the more reason to support each other, encourage each other, and love each other through the process.
Please come in, take a seat and share what’s on your heart. My sympathetic ear is always listening.
I am waiting with you