Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Missing the Boy

**Update: Elder Son has been at a relative's house for the past 10 days and is doing well. Neither his father or I have spoken with him, but are relieved he is okay. He told the relative he just needed to get away. We appreciate your prayers.**


I’m missing Elder Son. He’s dropped out of sight, no calls, e-mails, won’t return messages for the last three weeks. I’ve spoken with a couple of Elder Son’s close friends, who believe that his behavior is all related to the accident where his friend lost her life. He will not talk to them concerning such.

I write this only to ask for your prayers concerning Elder Son.

I know the Lord has His hand upon him, and receive great comfort from that knowledge.

10 comments:

Bob said...

I will keep him in my prayers. I understand the power of depression having a continuing fight with it myself. To withdraw is not unusual. Counseling from someone competent will help if he is willing to go. Finding the right counselor can be tough. God I feel for him

beth said...

He's in our prayers here - Tim's sister went through major depression (major major) after the death of her best friend in a car accident, so I know the worry.

Karen said...

Bless him. I knew it would all take a toll, especially on such a young adult. He's dealing with it in his own way, I'm sure.

Eric said...

He's on the list.

Rachel said...

I have prayed for this situation...

Janie said...

Thank you all, so much. I really appreciate your prayers and thoughts.

Trace said...

Oh dear Janie. I just caught this.

If you have read my past postings on my daughter, you know I have been here, and done this. I am still going nuts because my gal has not been in touch with me for almost 8 months; other than a couple emails.

Victoria began with us as a foster child. Then, she stole our hearts. Lots of issues there, however.

I will be praying. Pray for us too.

Gwynne said...

Janie, while I'm relieved that you know where he is and that he's doing "okay," I will continue to pray for him. I pray that he is able to open up to friends and family who can walk beside him in this painful journey. God bless.

Janie said...

Trace, Gwynne, thanks so much for your prayers.

This is hard.

Trace said...

I really know how difficult this is for you. Really.

Today was Victoria's Birthday. I did a short happy birthday entry. I sent cards and emails...what else?

Your son will be fine. He loves you and knows you love him. You have placed him in God's hands and this is the very best thing you can do. I am holding him up in my thoughts and prayers; along with my own kid.