Monday, December 22, 2008

Home For Christmas

I arrived back home from my trip to Oklahoma City this afternoon. I had a good trip, with basically good weather for traveling. It was very cold and windy yesterday, and the wind made driving a little more difficult.

One of my main reasons for this trip was to attend the court hearing for my son. That never happened, as the attorney and D.A. decided to postpone it until January 8th. So my son is still in jail. I went to see him on Friday. It was a much more encouraging visit than when I saw him a month ago. We had a really good conversation. He said he loved me and for me not to worry about him, that "I'm doing OK in here." He asked me to send him an amplified Bible and a Strong's concordance; he also wants the 2nd and 3rd books in the "Left Behind" series. He said he read the 1st one. When I was leaving he put his hand up to the glass, and I put mine up against his. He said "I love you Mom". It's just hard at times to see your children hurting, even though some of it is a result of their own behavior.

I also had a really nice visit with my 85 y/o Mother-in-Law (from my 1st marriage; my husband passed away in 1999.) She is a really sweet lady; she can't hear well and her vision is very poor. She still lives by herself, and seems to manage fairly well.

I have read many of your Christmas blogs, and have been encouraged and also reminded about what is most important about this season. I want to spend some time in the next few days reflecting on "The Wonder of it All"--Just to think how much our Lord loves us--loves me!



lookuptoday said...

God Bless you Donna, You and your son are in my prayers and i know the Lord has his arms around you. Glad your back safe . Dee

beckymc said...

Donna I understand it can be hard to see our children suffer. My daughter had some issues when she was in the army. It hurts. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Letters From Midlife said...

I'll continue to pray for your son. I know you being there meant a lot to him.