My second eldest son hasn't spoken to me or seen me in 2.5 years. Prior to and during my marriage breakdown I definitely made some choices that in my mind would justify him not wanting to speak to me again. The way he reacted to everything that was going on was very physical (he was punching me etc) and so for that reason I actually needed him to move out. We have been praying for him as Life Group earnestly and I really didn't have much hope that he'd ever want to reconnect with me (even though I should just trust that God is bigger than my tiny mind!).

Anyway, when I was away last week in Perth for a work conference, he messaged me out of the blue and said he was coming down this week (he lives in Canberra for Uni) and would like to chat! I had to get up and walk out of the conference cos I couldn't hold myself together (ie bawling my eyes out!). I met up with him last night and we spent about an hour together. There were apologies, forgiveness, a bucket load of tears (that was mostly me!) and chatting about Uni and life in general.

He's started going to a church on campus at Uni and after one of his professors passed away recently he said that he realised how stubborn he was being and didn't want to be angry anymore (cos, what's the point really?!) so he decided to see me. I'm so blown away and overwhelmed with God's grace and goodness to me in answering my prayers. My son told me he's not angry anymore and he's worked through so much. I'm so overwhelmed and filled with gratitude for God choosing to answer my prayers.

Posted in August 2019

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