For my friend, a prayer

@Deea48 (1168)
United States
February 23, 2008 12:54am CST
I have a friend who is having a lot of struggles with her 17 year old daughter. Her daughter may of been involved in some robberies, and she used her familys van for the get away car. So now that is in the inpound lot. Appearently , she is involved with some thugs thru school some how, yep might be gang related. Anyway Sunday she was out with these boys and they just randomly stopped people and robbed them, then they would jump back in the van. Then her daughter would speed away till they found some other unsuspecting victim. Then today her daughter was suppose to pick her up from work after school and her mom found out that,she had gone of in the only other car she had , with you guessed it the same thugs. She was so worried, so I told her, that I would ask people to pray for her, her family and yes even her daughter. I told her if she were my daughter she would never drive one of my cars again, or drive at all for that matter. I feel for this mom, she is reaping some of what she sowed, but even though. I would never wish all these troubles on any one.
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• United States
28 Feb 08
People take life so seriously! And then they wonder why they keep getting such serious sh!t happening to them. My mother was one of those people who basically forced her children into rebellion with her her domineering ways and fearful thinking. I was once arrested because the guys I was riding around with decided to break into a liqour store. I've got a scar on my head from the billy club my big mouth invited. I once stole my mother's car and was involved in a hit and run accident, etc, etc, etc. We all survived the ordeal that spanned so many years, but I am so thankful I never had to go through that with my children. It actually p!sses my mother off a little bit that I was 'spared' that kind of behavior from my kids. But I didn't treat my kids the way she treated hers. I always encouraged them to think for themselves, and to make their own choices and decisions, in fact, my attitude towards them was always that I had more to learn from them then they had to learn from me. People attract to themselves the exact conditions that match their vibration. You're tainting your own vibration when you empathize or sympathize with them. I believe that the best way to 'help' others is to live your own life seeking and experiencing joy, that way you set a good example.
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@Deea48 (1168)
• United States
29 Feb 08
You are right of course this families vibration is very off. As I said the family is full of problems. To me though sending out prayers is never a wasted moment, even if it does nothing more then make me feel better.
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• United States
29 Feb 08
You are right too of course. ;-)
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
23 Feb 08
Awww so sorry to hear about the troubles your friend is going through Deea. That must be tough having to deal with all of that. She'll be in my prayers.
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@Deea48 (1168)
• United States
24 Feb 08
Thanks so much, this family just needs lots and lots of prayers.
@winterose (39913)
• Canada
23 Feb 08
that daughter is completely out of control and needs to be placed in jail or a social service group home or something like that, it would be for her own good to get away from that crowd that she is with
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@Deea48 (1168)
• United States
24 Feb 08
You know, I said something of that sort to her, I said, do you have any relatives, out in the country, or another state who could take her in. Ship her off as far from here as you can get. Geez she is playing such a risky game, and has no clue how hurt she could get. These gang boys don't mess around, not someone to be messing with ever. My best hope is they charge her and lock her up in juvie, but will she get the help she needs. My daughter was a handful too , so I understand how hard it can be at times. I use to say to her, tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are. I did pull her out of the school she was going too.Put her in a new school and had to drive her every day myself. All to keep her away from that bad crowd, and safe.
@kbourgerie (8775)
• United States
23 Feb 08
I think our children getting into trouble in their teens is some our of worst fears. I have an 18 year old that got in some trouble a while back. Nothing as major as what you have described, but I told him then that once you get in the system, its really difficult to get out and he has been good ever since, but I still have two that are up and coming and I pray everyday that they make the right choices. All we can do is give them the tools and hope that they use them wisely. I will keep your friend in my prayers along with you Deea who is doing as much worrying about your friend as she is worrying about her child.
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@Deea48 (1168)
• United States
24 Feb 08
thanks so much Katherine, and of course you are right about yur other kids coming up, that is also why this is rather scary, because she is the oldest of 4 girls, there are 3 more coming right behind her. thanks for the prayers, hun. It is just so hard sometime to raise them up. I am glad mine are all grown now, I think back at all I had to do to get them there,and all the prayer's I prayed for them, And I thank God every day, they have grown into fine young adults. The down side is a miss them all the time.