Brothers and sisters,
Please pray for my mother. My mom drew the short straw most of her life, she was born in the Middle East and immigrated to the states in her late twenties, married my father in her mid-30’s, and had me in her mid/late 30’s. My parents did not have a good relationship when I was growing up, and while I have watched God perform miracles in their relationship and it is much better and peaceful now, they’ve never been in love. Their relationship was so bad that I was left an only child, and this is my mother’s greatest pain and regret in her life. There’s much much more that goes into all of this, and I would rather not discuss it because it’s a painful thing to talk about, so I’ll try to keep it short. When marrying my dad, my mom left her whole family and moved across the country, leaving behind her 8 siblings and the giant loving family she was hoping I’d be able to grow up around. They didn’t have a good relationship for the first 10-15 years, and I was usually in the middle of all of this. I am my mother’s world, and while she may not have had the best circumstances, she did an amazing job raising me, and she gave me everything she could and she still does. I have no siblings, I grew up away from my big family, my childhood was not the best, and my inner circle consists mostly of very close friends who I love and am so thankful for, but my parents are my greatest blessing and the closest people in my life. Brothers and sisters, I ask that you pray for my mother. She’s gone through so much in her life, and now she’s suffering from ulcers, and it breaks my heart having watched her suffer emotionally for years, and now having to watch her suffer physically. It tears me apart, and it terrifies me. Please pray for her. And for my family. My father has truly changed and we’ve forgiven him. By the grace of God, they are still married and there is peace that only the Holy Spirit could’ve provided us.
Thank you for your prayers. They are much needed and much appreciated. There’s a lot of pain from the past in my household, and it’s hard to watch my mom be thrown bullet after bullet. She handles it like a champ, and she’s always got a smile and a great attitude, but it would be nice to see her truly happy and healthy. I just love her so much, she’s my best friend and my other half, and my heart aches for her.