Thursday, April 9, 2009

My Son...

I need to get to bed... but all afternoon I have spent every moment with my sons... talking with them, praying... and I wonder... Is this right? Am I doing the right thing?

I know, it will give Jeremiah security, independence, I won't be such a dominant factor in his life and he can be relaxed about his choices (he always, they always, seem to avoid making choices, fearing I won't approve... I think they were always that way... somehow feeling there was a risk because they were adopted...).

I know I am doing the right thing. Somehow it feels like I am abandoning him... (though I will be a presence in his life for as long as I draw breath).


Their mom... their dog... now Jeremiah is moving on...

4 comments:

becky said...

Letting go in any shape, form or time is so painful. You will be there.

becky

wilsonian said...

Trust yourself. You've examined every side of this and prayed through it.

Yes, Jeremiah has experienced more loss than most others his age face. The thing is, you are establishing community for him. Allowing him to develop what he needs to outlive you (sorry... ). What an important gift.

Anonymous said...

Will, The timing and situation is a huge answer to prayer.

Judas Hate said...

And all three begin a new life....

I think of you and your family daily.

I wish you and them the best...always.

Forever thankful for your kindness and friendship,

Justin