When our boy was a pre-schooler, every day when I picked him up I had to listen to what he had, or hadn’t done, that day. When we got his ADHD medication adjusted, I was hoping for some relief. I got to school to pick him up, and the lady at the desk handed me a piece of paper telling me that he had failed his eye test of all things! Now there was something else to deal with. Discouraged? You bet.
The years pass too quickly to imagine. In this third session of lamenting a different child, I want to tell you what a wonderful and Godly young man he is today.
A non-ADHD male brain does not fully mature until age 25. It has taken our son a longer than usual time to figure out what he wants to do with his life, but after a few lessons from the University of Hard Knocks, he is in college and has a direction in mind.
He has been home from school this summer and has worked on an asphalt crew. Hard and dirty work, but fulfilling nonetheless. At 25, he is maturing wonderfully.
We have always had what we’ve called our “Saturday Morning Conversations” where we talk together about deeper things, such as God’s plans for our lives, how to correctly handle a particular situation, and other hearty topics. Recently he told me how he wants to live a holy life, and how in his position this semester as Wing Advisor at college, he wants to be a servant leader, helping those who are struggling. I have no doubt that he be a great role model for other students.
Love Heart, if God has gifted you with one who at this stage is making you crazy, just hang on. It doesn’t matter if they are 5 or 35, God is still in control, and has created them for a purpose. Don’t give up! Know this…He loves you and your child more than you can imagine!
“You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.” (Psalm 139:1-6)
No mistake made here. God knows everything and is completely in control. Gwen~