Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Aaron ??

If you've been paying attention you'll notice that Aaron hasn't been in pictures since before Christmas.

I've been hesitant to post anything about Aaron because I haven't wanted anyone to judge me as a bad parent. I know in my heart that it isn't because I was a bad parent. It was because of the choices that others made and in response the choices he then made that have landed him where he is today. But people will be judgmental and critical and say that I should have taught him better. But those that really care will be there to listen and support. I am here to support my son and he knows that I love him and that the Lord loves him and that's what matters.

Every parent hopes and prays that their child will do everything right and make all the right choices but no matter what you teach your children they still have their agency to make their own choices. And they then have to live with the consequences of those choices; unfortunately so do their families  My other children have not been able to see their brother since before Christmas last year and it has been hard on them. They are constantly asking when he will be coming home. I wish I knew that answer myself, but that is up to Aaron and how hard he works and how much effort he puts into doing the work that is required of him.  I don't want to go into details of why he is there but he is in a home in the Salt Lake area and is getting the support and care that he needs there.

I don't want this to be a pity party, I just want you to know that my family could use your support and prayers. Prayers especially for Aaron that he will be open and honest.


Karen Harris said...

Kathryn and Michael, I know how hard it is to raise a child that doesn't follow your teachings. I was married to a man I dearly loved and we ended in divorce. The heartache experienced from one of my children surpassed the heart ache of my divorce. No one can know how deep the sorrow runs if they haven't been there. I pray for you and know that you are wonderful people in my book. I have been judged by people in this family and found seriously flawed because of my divorce and annuling another relationship. I have made it through without approval from many. The love you show and feel for others will stand as a statement that you are good people. I love you both and you have my total support.

Joy said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you, Kathryn!