I am the proud parent of my 17 year old grandson whom I adopted when he was 2. I have raised him as a single parent and it has been very rewarding but also very stressful. We both love the Lord, one time he even announced to me, “that I am no longer his best friend, Jesus is.”
With that said, I am 60 years old, almost done raising children when here comes a call from Foster Care Services asking me to take my 9 year old nephew and possible adopt him. We of course said yes but getting him into school, scheduling after school care, building bunk beds, re-organizing the closet and cabinets to welcome him has been very challenging, as we live in a very small house. Not to mention, the though of parenting a 16 year old at the age of 66 is a little scary. And when others ask me how I do it, I tell them, “I don’t, this is all God’s work.”
I love listening to 102.5 during the day while at work and when Breathe from Johnny Diaz comes on, I realize that I can rest at his feet and regroup. Also, the song, One Thing Remains comes on, I realize that God has never left my side and I should not fear. I also love all the support and encouragement given in between songs. Thank you for assisting me everyday with such great messages of strength.
We all have people in our lives who are hard to live with or whom we consider to be obnoxious to be around.