My Little Big Boy
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My son is Mathew, and what a great person he has turned out to be. We live together in our little house which is now our home. We have been through some very rough times. When we moved here in this house, the "bad kids" befriended him and he was over taken by them one day, and it took 3 years recover from it. The "bad kids" stole a key from our house, came back and robbed us. Between that and 17 months after purchasing the house, I lost my job! Yes, I did not know whether I was going or coming, or leaving or staying...and that is when Matt had his worst times too.
Taking care of the roof over our heads was a nightmere.
I fought, I prayed, I lost my mind, I cut my hair a zillion times, and I finally overcame all of this.
The one thing I could depend on was my faith in our Lord. Through HIS son Jesus Christ, I came to depend. Although I really had faith in my heart, mind and soul, I cried out many a night, and HE took care of us. We were able to get everything in place again, money was coming from all sources you would not believe, my girlfriends were my girlfriends, and without this in my life I am not sure I could have made it through....
My son has returned to night school to get his GED, the money is all gone, but we have our house, we pay all the bills together, we have food on the table every month, and we are now just starting to build our lives again. This road we are on together has made me a very strong person and my son has accomplished more now then when he was with his father and me together. I could not be more proud of him. He is also getting help from the U of D, with his disability, learning to write a resume and things of that nature. These past 5 yrs, were surely a trying journey and I tried to keep that in mind, that life is just a journey and it helps to keep a positive mind, but when you are the caretaker for everything, the taxi driver at their beck and call, the scheduler, it does take a grand toll. Surviving all of this in addition with the terror of the neighbors, police calls, 5 burglaries, GOD was my strength, and showing my son that we were going to rise above all of this, we did. Everything we needed we were given. A very nice person helped me with a loan, of which I have paid back within a year. My girlfriends keep food on my table. A company loaned me the money for a door which was not in my budget, a payout for a car accident came to me, 3 days after I cried my heart out to God and surrender unto to HIM, a check , just enough to pay my bills and purchase a cash and carry car, a Honda!....what else could I be thankful for, and that is something else too. Being thankful everyday for everyday being alive. We just never know how things are going to turn out, but for the Grace He bestows on us, I am so thankful and especially since my son did learn about street kids and how they are different from others. Not an easy 5 years, but now we are on a beautiful journey. He has a wonderful girl in his life. and she said without my son she could not continue college, she also has Aspergers, what more beautiful story could you want than that. Where it goes is up to Him. I see my son growing, I see my son able to take care of himself now, however long we live together, we understand this is not easy and we always have each others backs. Keep some days to yourself. Sometimes you have to learn to shut out others, and know that there is a bigger plan than you even believe. And also, try to take care of your head, then you will be able to take care of yourself and your heart will will lead the way. God Bless You while to give so much of your life to taking care of others.
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