Thursday, November 5, 2009

To nurture and protect...

...that is how I have always seen my role in the life of my children.  I know that over the years I have become somewhat of a rescuer...trying to protect them from experiencing pain or hurt. 

I was planning on writing a wonderful post full of happiness and photos of last weekend at Eerste Rivier and about the delightful time I had with Shayne.  Maybe I still will, but not now.

This morning my son stood in front of me with a dull look in his eyes and his words broke my heart into a million little pieces.  "Mamma, ek voel so leeg." (I feel so empty.)

I feel so helpless.


  1. My dearest mother alwys used to say that when you can cover your children with one blanket, things are easy.
    When our children are grown up and hurting, there is not much we can do, other than be there to listen, pray (a lot!!) and then believe that all will work out in the end.
    Even though it doesn't feel like it right now, the mere fact that he could tell you that says how much he trusts you and how much it means to him that you are there. I will pray for you my friend, and for him.

  2. My heart breaks for you all.

    Tertia is right he is blessed to have you as his mother, and his comforter.

    *Strongs* my friend.

  3. words fail me here. i will be praying for you (and him). heartbreaking stuff Lynette.


  4. Oh Lynette,my heart breaks for you.
    I'll be praying for you both.
    I'm thinking of you.
    I send you a big hug.

  5. I'm so sorry for your sadness. {{hugs}} to you

  6. Shame Lynette - I am so sorry, I thought things were on the up again. It is one of my biggest fears too for my children, now that they are growing up. Family life should & can be so wonderful & rewarding {as you well know} that that is so sad, & especially difficult to hear but not really be able to take any action. Prayer is the only way to go here I think ;-D

  7. Ek het nie woorde nie, my liewe vriendin
    Dit is net te vreeslik.
    Ons bid vir julle almal.

    Sending love and hugs

  8. Lynette, ek weet hoe daai "leeg" voel. Ek was al self daar.... Ek bid vir jou en hom......

    Sterkte en jy weet dat jy als by Jesus se voete kan gaan los.


  9. Ohhh Lynette what can one say? I felt my heart sink when I read your post. I can only imagine how you must feel. Sending prayers your way.

  10. Hi, Lynette,so ek sien hier is 'n paar afrikaanse mense,hmm,dit voel nogal goed, jammer om te hoor van jou seun se hartseer,ek ken nie die omstandighede nie,het gaan terugkyk op jou blog,maar dit is nie lekker om te sien wanneer jou kinders hartseer ervaar nie, ons kan hulle net help deur hulle nader aan God te leef en hulle te verseker van Sy en julle oneindige liefde. Sterkte.

  11. I think that is the worst thing, Not being able to help, or make it better, or for that matter, kissing it better:-) but as long as you are there, with your kind and wise words, with a prayer or two or three, hopefully all will become clear and the right path will show its way and that empty feeling will pass.

  12. it is a terrible place to be in.
    Will also be praying for him and you.

  13. Lynette, be strong for you both.

  14. So sorry to hear that, wish there was some wise words I could share...

  15. I'm so sorry to hear of this too, Lynette !

    You are not helpless for as long as you're praying for your family ! This I am assured .

    May you be comforted by His word & promises to you today !

  16. After speaking to you last evening I have not stopped thinking about you, Kobus Jnr and the littlies.

    He is so blessed to have you and K by his side, to see him through this hard time.

    It will all be ok.

    All of you are in my prayers.

  17. Oh Lynette! Parenting has got to be the hardest job on this planet. As moms, we would rather stick pins in our own eyes than see our beloved children struggle!
    I hope things feel better soon - for all of you. Keep the faith, and keep Him close - "This too shall pass"
    Hugs x-x-x

  18. Oh that just makes me so sad. My heart aches for you and your son. Prayers will be said. (((Hugs)))

  19. I will keep you in my prayers Lynette. Be strong!

  20. I want to thank each and every one of you for your prayers...and your words of encouragement. I will never be able to express in words how much you all mean to me.


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