More than nine years have passed since my first marriage ended and my teenaged son stopped talking to me. During those painful times, I came here and posted my hurt (above). I was searching for support and encouragement. I made subsequent posts, as you can read. Patrick and I are closer than ever, and he's now engaged to a lovely young woman (whom I sorta set him up with).
In the meantime, in November 2010, I had an article published in Guideposts about our separation, "A Mother's Thankful Prayers." Those three hurting mothers (mentioned above) who contacted me after finding my address here inspired me to write it. Following that publication, I decided to start a blog, "Broken Bonds, Healing Hearts," which has become a ministry of sorts. Yesterday, two hurting mothers wrote me with similar heartaches: they may not get tickets to their sons' high school graduation! (One IS getting a ticket, though, through a friend.) That's a LOT of pain!!
I've returned for yet another update to provide my new email address and links to the sources I've mentioned.
"A Mother's Thankful Prayers," http://www.guideposts.org/prayer/mother ... onnect-son
"Broken Bonds, Healing Hearts," http://www.brokenbondshealinghearts.blogspot.com