Have your children ever spoken words that left wounds so deep you didn’t know how they’d heal?

Mine have.

Thankfully, they haven’t been the kind spoken by ungrateful, entitled, and all-knowing teenagers. I’m still a couple of years away from having teenagers and Lord willing, they’ll be far from that description.

The words that hurt me the most are those I have no control over and if I’m being honest, I don’t tend to handle lack of control well. God is still working with me on that.

My son, Elijah, has been dealing with an illness that came on quickly, wore out it’s welcome, went away for a while but is now trying rearing its ugly head again.

I wrote an article for Just 18 Summers recently regarding a time when the words that poured from my son’s mouth left a gaping wound. It’s entitled, Mommy It Hurts, and I’d love to share it with you here.

Be encouraged beloved that just as we are touched by our children’s pain, our Heavenly Father is touched by ours.


3 Replies to “WORDS THAT WOUND”

  1. Callie — what a warm and real post. We too have a son Elijah — there were times growing up kids can say hurtful things and most of the time they don’t mean them. As parents we can only correct them and show them the love of God. Be patient and continue to pray. Thanks for the share.

  2. You’re right, those are terribly difficult words. I pray that he’ll experience comfort soon. Motherhood changes everything…I’d shrivel into a tiny ball of pain for a thousand days straight rather than watch my child suffer. There’s no doubt you feel the same way. Thank you for your honesty and the glimpse of a faith that’s a little raw right now. The world needs more honest Christians. God, heal this precious boy in Jesus’ name. Hugs, Callie.