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Thursday, August 14, 2008

A road not traveled....


This week I began a journey I never wanted to go on, I never had this trip maped out. My youngest son 26 checked himself into a Alcoholic rehab facility. I spent Monday afternoon in the ER with him because of the pain he was in ,trying to quit himself. If you have ever been in a ER and seen crazy people yelling at the top of their lungs at the people around them - I was in that picture on Monday. He was so ready for help. As mothers we hurt when our children hurt and cry when they cry-If I could go down this road for him - I would. By Tuesday he checked himself out, but once again cryed out for help to his Aunt Debbie who has been sober for 21 years. Her belief is God made her go down that road after the death of her 5 year old son so she can be there for Ben now. They have a special relationship that the 2 of them share in a great way especially now. He is back and we are now on day 3 - 3 days sobriety! We are taking one day and one minute at a time. With every breath I take it is a prayer for my Ben. That is why I want to share this with you. I have come to realize that most of my blog readers at great Women of faith. I have gleamed so much from each of you. And I know as a Mother you know my pain. I need your prayers because I believe without one doubt GOD is in control of this. I have seen his hand in the whole process - even getting him in the rehab - the director taught Sunday school with me for years and I know God placed her there just so she could Help us and others like she has done this week. I have 3 specific Prayer request for you - (1) For Ben to take one day,one minute at a time (2)God would open his heart,mind and ears to listen to him and counselors (3)He stays in the program.

God sent to me a precious employee-friend - Bobbi (she is a pastors wife)and this week she said to me -The valleys we go through make the mountain tops that much sweeter. I know in this month I will go from the lowest valley to the highest mountain with the birth of my grandbaby. God knew we would need a blessing at this time in our lives - Our baby will help my family see Hope, a future - and Joy and smiles again. I can say without a doubt - God is in control.

On my knees -

9 comments:

Jo Carol said...

Molly, I just want you to know I will be praying for you, your son, and family as you walk through this time. Your insights show the realization that your Heavenly Father IS working in all of this. Please look at my playlist and listen to the song "you Never Let Go" by Matt Redman. The message is so true and I pray God will speak comfort over you as you hear the words. Praying for you!

Mary Kay said...

Molly-
Please know I will keep you and Ben in my prayers. My heart breaks for you, but you are so right, God has placed amazing people who you know and can trust there to help him. And yes, God also knew you would need a "distraction" from the pain thus a new baby will be added to your family soon. You are a very strong woman and I know God will walk you through this and you will continue to be an amazing example of faith to us all! Love- Mary Kay

annalee said...

I too will be praying for Ben and especially for the 3 specific requests. may God comfort him (and you) in this very moment.

winstonbot said...

I am on my knees with you...I do know that alcohol is an addiction that can be beat..God will see him through this and will open his heart..Ben is loved by so many and hoping this love will be shown to him by everyone who does love him...above all our Heavenly Father..
put your arms around yourself...thats a hug from me to you.!!!!

Rhondi said...

Hi Molly
This my first visit. I'm not quite sure how I got here but after reading your post today, maybe the Lord just sent me so I could be praying for you. Isn't it wonderful that we have a heavenly Fther who loves our children even more than we do! Our son had a DUI last year so I can understand a little of what yo uare going through.
Rhondi

Michelle said...

Sweet Molly,
Your precious family is on my heart and in my prayers. I've been thinking of you since Tuesday hoping everything was alright, and I know our God can do amazing things through this situation. Lifting you both up to Jesus!

Roxanne said...

Molly, dear!
I feel your pain. And know from my own experiences that it is on our darkest days, that the truth of God's love shines brightest! It will be an honor to interceed prayerfully on Ben's behalf. I plea the cleansing blood of Jesus over Ben, that he 'will' be set free from the addiction of alcohol and anything else that has an unholy bind on him. I pray the armour of God on Ben, each piece in it's proper place to protect him, that he will not fall prey to the schemes of the enemy. I thank God, in advance, for the healing He is bringing to Ben's heart, soul, mind and body.

He is able.

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Oh, yes, praying for Ben. And for you too. This will be hard, and I know you'd do it for Ben if you could. But he'll come out a better man on the other side because he had to go through it. And be a better uncle for that new life that's about to arrive! Love you guys so much!

Ashley said...

I just found your blog, through being a blog stalker. Honestly this one hit home, I just began dating a guy over a month ago. Two weeks ago he had to tell me he was leaving for rehab b/c he was an alcholic. Shocked I said I will still be here when you get home and we are communicating daily. The Lord really grabed his heart and I trust that he is going to heal him. I will be praying for your son along with this boy I am dating. Funny how just reading through blogs the Lord used this one today b/c I needed to find it! Blessings to you and your family!

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