Fearing that dreaded call.

United States
March 20, 2007 12:26pm CST
I fear the dreaded call. The one that makes your hear stop. The one that brings pain. I pray that you waken from the nightmare that you have chosen to live. Why have you chosen this path for yourself? Do you not see? Do you not care? I fear the dreaded call. I pray you stumble onto the path that leads you home. I miss you.
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
20 Mar 07
Oh ElusiveButterfly, I thought you were referring to me as when I left home many years ago and nobody knew where I was, if I was still alive or not and one day I turned around and started praying without realizing it I was heading home, my family were so happy to see me and opened their hearts to see me again as they never knew if at the time I was alive or what had happened to me and my parents really did miss me.
@GardenGerty (87554)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Mar 07
It is good that someone who has been on the other side of those mistakes can say to our friend "There is hope"
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• United States
21 Mar 07
Glad that you made it home safe. Huggers to you.
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
20 Mar 07
I have no children but I know this fear well. I don't wish it on my worst enemy. It's a fear I've always tried to block out but never have accomplished. And now as my yougest brother (20 yrs younger) is leaving home for the first time.. moving from ma to florida. That fear is just waiting in the foreground of my mind. He is 26 but really doesn't know anything about living on his own. He has such a temper and I think mental health or at least anger issues. I already am crying everyday wishing he would not do this. I just know he is headed for disaster and there is nothing that I can do about it but pray and hope.
• United States
20 Mar 07
He sounds like my twin sons. They have adult ADHD and tempers that go off without warning. I wish that was their only problems though. I pray that they find strength.
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@lauriefnp (5113)
• United States
20 Mar 07
I know how hard it can be to sit by and feel helpless as someone that you love destroys their life and themselves. It's a horrible feeling. All you can do is to pray and be there when they need you.
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• United States
20 Mar 07
That is where I intend to be. When they fall, be there to pick them up. I just pray that they don't fall too hard.
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@crazynurse (7510)
• United States
20 Mar 07
Eluisve, I hear the fear and torment in the voice of this passage. I am sorry that you are having to endure the this. There is nothing I can do but send positive vibes your way and offer to pray for you should you desire for me to. Know that I stand beside you as a myLot friend. Ready to help if needed.
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• United States
20 Mar 07
Thank you for the postive vibes. I do fear getting the dreaded call to tell me that one of my children is in the hospital or worse. It is one of the greatest fears I live with.
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@yanjiaren (9050)
20 Mar 07
At last and I thought I was banned lol..it said systems upgrades then it kept coming back to my homepage lol..Which call exactly do you dread? I am bit confused..I amworried..what exactly do you mean? thanks
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• United States
20 Mar 07
Children can bring such joy and sadness to you at the same time.
@brendalee (6086)
• United States
21 Mar 07
I am so sorry that you are going through this. You raise your kids the best you can and hope they turn out okay but then they take the wrong turns and you are left waiting for bad news. I have been there before too but its not as bad as it was before. I have an added fear, I have a police scanner and everytime I hear my son's road mentioned, I panic but so far its been ok. I will keep you in my thoughts. Hang in there.
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• United States
21 Mar 07
I am glad that I don't have a scanner. I would hear mention of my children's names all too often.
• United States
20 Mar 07
Oh Elusive, I hope everything is okay with your loved ones. I'm assuming that what you wrote is specifically about someone that you are worried about. You're in my prayers.
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• United States
20 Mar 07
Not just one, but three. I sit here and shake my head, breathe, and go on. What else can I do, but pray and hope.
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@yanjiaren (9050)
20 Mar 07
sorry i can't rate you it comes straight back to my page..i don't know what is wrong..
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@MsTickle (24752)
• Australia
21 Mar 07
Is this about a lost child or missing person. I've been where you are now. It won't happen. You won't get the call. Everything will be ok.
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• United States
22 Mar 07
My children are all nearby. They are making poor choices.
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
21 Mar 07
I fear the dreaded call too. I have had to make the dreaded call several times, its awful. I hope things go better for you. Take care.
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• United States
21 Mar 07
I know of a family member that recently had this very call. I have told my children of the call. It didn't seem to matter much to them.
@GardenGerty (87554)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Mar 07
Our children never stop being ours, even when they walk away. Because they are yours, I hope that some of the "you" in them will wake up, and walk upright. Prayers for you all.
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• United States
21 Mar 07
Thank you GG. I pray that I have taught them some valuable lessons and that they will one day use this knowledge. Until then I can only pray.
@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
21 Mar 07
Elusive you could have written this to talk about one of my kids in particular. I dream about that call. I have woken up in a sweat from that call. Please God it never happens. I hope everything settles down for you because I can relate.
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• United States
21 Mar 07
It is so hard for parents to live with such knowledge that it can happen at any time and there is nothing we can do about it except pray for their safety and that they can change.