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  • In need of prayer

    11 posts, 11 voices, 769 views, started Sep 30, 2008

    Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 by Mzmlk

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    • Amethyst
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      Hi Everyone, I would just like to submit a prayer request.  I am a single mother of one 14 (soon to be 15) year old daughter.  My aunt, whom I was EXTREMELY close with just passed in April of this year from a 1-1/2 year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). It was very tough watching her deteriorate as quickly as she did.  13 years prior she adopted a little girl and about a year after that she adopted a little boy.  Both are now 15 (girl) and 12(boy).  My aunt and I were really close and she didn’t know what to do with the kids once she passed so I stepped up to the plate and stood in agreement with her, that should her life be taken that I would take on the responsibility for raising her two adopted children.  They have been living with me since the end of April of this year and this task of raising her two adopted children is the most challenging thing I have EVER had to do in my life.  Things are 3 times as tough as I thought they would be and my family was not too supportive of decision to take these two children into my house. So basically I am a single mom now raising 3 kids and I am STRUGGLING emotionally.  Lately I have found myself tipping on the edge of depression. I feel like all three of them are trying to drive me crazy.  They are all acting out in some way or another all at the same time and it is definitely taking it’s tool on my.  I never thing about giving the two children up - but I sometimes think did I get in over my head in volunteering to take on two more children when I was already a single mom struggling with just the one.

      Anyway, just wanted to reach out and ask that you keep me and my family in prayer as we adjust to our new living arrangements.

      Thank you!
      Marie



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          Nancie wrote Sep 30, 2008
        • Marie,

          It sounds like life is a little overwhelming for you right now.  I know with faith you will find comfort and guidance.  Sometimes when we take on something that ends up being a little bigger than we expected, it will end up being the most wonderful challenge we could have ever been faced with! I completely trust that God has beautiful plans in store for you and ALL your children happy



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          Ms-kay wrote Sep 30, 2008
        • First I pray that you seek the word from God to help you through this. As a mother myself of teenagers (my son just turned 15 and my daughter is 13) I know how teens behavior can become quite tiresome. It is an emotional setback when you don’t have supportive people around you physically. You did a great service by taking your cousins under your wing and not let them be separated in foster care. As a promise to your aunt you have to HOLD ON! You stay in faith, my sister. We all are going through this transition. When we don’t have anyone else.....the one that will really make the process easier is GOD!



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          Varmelle LaTrice wrote Sep 30, 2008
        • FATHER GOD I ask that you encourage mzmlk’s heart, build her up where she’s torn down and strengthen her where she’s weak.  Go before her and make the crooked straight and the rough places smooth. Give her to continue to seek your face both day and night that you will order her step, in your precious and might name I pray. Amen.

          May GOD bless and keep your in his loving arms ( remember you are their angel right now. SHINE MY SISTER SHINE)



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          Boababms wrote Sep 30, 2008
        • Mzmlk, I have been through all of that I have been a single momma and I adopted 2 children a boy and a girl.  It is not easy but there will be days that you not regret your decision.  Do not be scared to ask for help there are a lot of groups at the churches that can be there to help you with spiritual and personal help. Remember God will never give you a burden you are not able to carry, so even in the days you are at your weakest remember he is right there carrying you. Take everyday and use it as a growing tool find the positive and leave the negative behind you. The most difficult is the age of the children and I would recommend you find a great youth group and get them involved. A good youth pastor or youth leader can be a God send in itself.  Take the time for yourself while they are at youth group so you can unwind. And the biggest and most important part of raising these teenagers is do not worry about embarrassing them they will get over it make sure you are involved everyday in their lives know their friends and who they hang with. Have rules and dont break them. And do not forget to ask for help from friends and family and your church.  May God be with you and bless you



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          Gettnbusy wrote Sep 30, 2008
        • I feel for you. Us single moms have it rough emotionally for sure. Keep on praying, and then pray some more! I will put you in our prayers as well.
          Keep your head towards God in the sky, that way nothing else on earth can distract you!
          Christi



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          Jaelgabriela wrote Oct 1, 2008
        • My Mother pass 4 yrs ago from ALS ...and I know how it feels and the frustration that is because there is nothing that cures it ...
          She is with God Now , that I know !!

          Depresion was a factor , so help is need it !

          Look for a support group , they provide psicological help and they have people that will listen to you ,God also is there to listen and that helps a lot more !!!

          My Prayer goes to you and family and hope you can get throug this , take care !!



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          Coachmombabe wrote Oct 2, 2008
        • Yes, Lord, we lift Marie and her family up to you. Thank you for your comfort for her and the children. Thank you that you have a plan for each of their lives. I ask you to strengthen Marie in her energy, her faith, her resources and provide for the needs of all. May the children receive the Godly counsel they need to grieve and adjust in a healthy manner. Send others who can meet the needs  within this family. Give Marie the rest she needs to accomplish what You desire. And continue to rain down blessings on her as she seeks to do Your will. In Jesus Name, Amen.



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          Peejay64 wrote Oct 2, 2008
        • Heavenly Father,  I just ask that you wrap Marie and the children in your loving arms.  Please, Father, give her the support, strength, courage, and perseverance to get through the challenging times.  Parenting is such a tough job, especially for someone to do it on her own, Lord, and I just ask you to be her Chief Supplier of all that she needs.  Open the eyes of these kids’ hearts, to see what a blessing Marie is in their lives.  Teenagers can be such a challenge, Lord, we all know, please bless these kids with loving and supportive friends, ministers, and extended family.  Plant a hedge of protection around all of them, Lord.  And Lord, please continue to bless Marie with courage and clarity.  Help her to see where You are, what Your will is, and know that You are always in control.  Help her to lean on You and your faithful servants.  Bless Marie with the love and help of Your servants.. In your Holy & Precious Name, AMEN!



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Oct 2, 2008
        • Marie,
          I don't know your kids, and if they are mature enough - but when I am teetering I not only go to the Lord, but I go to my kids and tell them honestly that I am struggling. My mom was big on doing the guilt trip thing, so I try really hard to avoid that, but I do tell them that I really need them as much as they need me (and it is true.) Explain that you are doing your best and you need them to do the same. Be compassionate and loving, but be honest. Pray for them and with them that God would help you all as you struggle to honor him through your grief and adjustments. Communication is so important during the teenage years. I will pray that they will be sensitive to your sacrifice and struggles, and also that the Lord would lift you up and give you the grace you need to deal with situations as they arise.  

          Sharing Hope,

          Dee Dee



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