I’m not sure what to think right now. Today, my 17-year-old told me that his girlfriend is pregnant. Due to his past behavior and his abuse of alcohol and drugs, he has not lived with me for the past two years and is in the care of his father.
When he told me the news today, I didn’t know if I wanted to yell at him or cry. I reconverted back to the Church a couple of years ago (after my son left my home) and I can’t seem to understand why God has placed this new situation in my life. I need some kind of guidance on how to think about this. Part of me is angry at myself for not being able to be the kind of moral example he needed when he was younger, and not being flexible enough to handle nearly-grown child’s problems. But then another part of me is smiling inside because a new life has been created in my family. :o I’m very torn about this.:ouch:
I want to know if there are any parents out there who are or were in a similar situation. How did you deal with it? What role did your faith play in handling the situation? He’s taken steps to join the Navy after he graduates this summer. They don’t have any real concrete plans on how they’re going to be handling this. I’m getting all sorts of advise from my family and they’re all telling me that my son is not ready to be in a commitment like a family and marriage. It’s all so confusing…
Any insight you can give would be helpful…I’ll fill in any blanks you may have questions about…God Bless.