Tam - posted on 06/25/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
Ladies, if you get a moment, would you think to lift my daughter up in prayer? She's 15 and she recently gave her life to the Lord. :)
As all of us do, she is struggling right now and she's young and can't understand some things about people. She did tell me that since she started sharing her belief she's finding out who her true friends are and is taking that in stride, but it's some of our family that are hurting her.
She is going to be baptized this Sunday and invited my husband's family to come. As we homeschool and whatnot, we do not ask them to do much (like graduations, etc.) and we are the smallest "family" within the family. Anyway, not one of them are coming and she is crushed. Now, one of them is her godmother (also her aunt), who also promised to go to her soccer game on her birthday and didn't make it, etc. This is the second big thing that she has missed in a row.
She did apologize to my daughter, explaining that they had plans to go to the lake for the day (which, btw, is only about 20 minutes from the church where my daughter will be baptized).
I need prayer for love and patience with my ILs as I am offended for her sake and trying not to let it take root in my heart. I love my IL but she can really try my patience with double standards. I also don't believe that she is truly sorry. That could be bitterness, and anger in me, but I have doubts about it. I've known her for over 20 years now and I know if she really wanted to do something she would. Yet, I cannot go into that with my daughter without making her bitter about it, so I've struggled. Pray that God will give me comforting words for her.
But mostly, prayer for my daughter. This is a delicate time in her walk. While she's always known of God, this is new to her, actually living it. And it is breaking her heart. She can't understand and it's affecting her with anger and anxiety. Please pray that God moves to give her peace and if not understanding at least show her that her family loves her and that she has good, Godly friends there to support her.
Thanks so much.