When I returned home from our trip, I looked up the history of these stone walls. I learned that dry stone wall construction has been used throughout the ages because it is remarkably durable. When damaged, these walls are easily repaired. Isn’t that what prayer does?
Nothing I did as a mom seemed to help my son. None of the therapies; none of the love; none of the counseling—personal, marital, and family. Nothing could “fix” our son. But daily, as I sat and whispered Maranatha, Come Lord Jesus, the Lord showed up. He let me know that I was more than Joel’s mom, Matt and Justin’s mom, Wally’s wife. I belonged to God. I was rooted and grounded in God. My life had purpose. My true self began emerging.