years ago my son was 15 years old and needed to be in a residential school.
He had a learning disability and behavior problems. We came from a family
affected by alcoholism (ex-husband). We interviewed several schools and
we found one that was perfect for him. When I walked through the doors of
this one particular school, I knew in my heart it was the right place for
him to be. We had an interview with different staff people and they told
me they would get back to me after a meeting pertaining to my son's needs.
One night I just lay in bed and cried my heart out, praying that God would help my son. I prayed to Blessed Mother Mary too, because she is a mother and knows of a mother's heartache when it comes to a child. I prayed so hard, and I felt a presence in my room. That presence put a hand on mine, and I knew then that everything would be alright.
The next day I came home from work and was ready to sit down to supper. The phone rang, and it was the director from the residential school. She told me with all considered, my son was accepted into their program, and he would be able to come to the school in a week. I thanked her and said good-bye. I hung up the phone and sat in my living room and the flood gates opened and I cried tears of joy, love and relief. All I could think about was the night before when I was praying for my son.
Every time I share my story with someone I can still feel the tears in my heart. My prayers were answered. The school was the best thing that happened for my son and my family.
Reading about "Mother's Prayer" reminded me of how important our prayers really are. My son has been up and down over the years, and tonight I will say my Mother's Prayer for him.
Becky J. - Beverly, MA
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