Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Consequences for Many

Some kids, when they hit a certain age, like to make wrong choices, in the name of "using their agency". And they are totally convinced that the consequences that may and do come "only hurt them". Well, I can attest to the fact that no one lives in a vacuum, and that the choices that we make, the consequences that we face, hurt others, most of all, the ones that are closest to us. Morgan has made some sad choices in his life, and the consequences begin for him today. I have been thinking about that sweet baby I carried, the times we would read scriptures as a family, and he, wanting to participate, but being too young to read, would watch for Dad to give a special hand cue, and then he was in charge of saying, "And it came to pass". I remember when he was little, and we would say, "Morgan, why did Heavenly Father send you here?" and he would reply, "To make you happy!" So many things done for him, so much to support him, and yet, he has to face his consequences alone. I pray that this is a turning point for him. He is only 22...there is a future of good choices that he can make. I only pray that he uses this as a stepping stone on the road to Heavenly Father.


Annie Miller said...

Can I just say I am terrified of having my kids grow up! At some point, you have to let them make these choices and fight their own battles. I just hope I am raising them right.

The Willeyes said...

What a wonderful, loving attitude you have. Morgan is lucky to have you as am mother:) Way to stay strong!

Jannicke said...

Suzzy, I love the way you see the world. Can I borrow your eyes for a little while? I can't imagine how you are feeling right now and I just keep praying that my children won't make too many big mistakes. I hope Morgan comes out of this OK and that you and Doran will be OK too. Stay strong!