Thank you to those who sent cards and letters to Chris during the years he was incarcerated, it meant a great deal to him. Chris was released from prison on April 29, and he arrived in Texas on May 1 to begin a new journey.
Literally thousands of people have read about the turbulent relationship I had with my adult son. In fact, Chris was serving time in prison when Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children, Six Steps to Hope and Healing for Struggling Parents released in 2008 from Harvest House Publishers.
Today, parents and grandparents around the world are finding freedom from the enabling epidemic sweeping our country. My son has also found freedom—from the bondage of poor choices as well as from prison walls.
In the years Chris was incarcerated, he came to know the Lord in a new and vibrant way, and over time our relationship changed. God used our phone calls and letters to bring the light of healing and hope into a formerly dark place. And as Chris neared the end of his time in prison, I felt convicted to give him the opportunity to once again change the course of his life—by inviting him to live with me in Texas for his parole.
For those of you who have read my book, you know this wasn’t an easy decision to make. I prayed about it for months and talked at great length with close friends and advisors beforehand. Was God really convicting me that this was the right thing to do, or was it my heart as an enabling-prone mother?
What do you think? Join me tomorrow for part two.