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Mother's Unanswered Questions

These are the unanswered questions of Martina Phillips, a mother with a wayward son whom she hasn't seen for four years:

How does a parent, who has prayed daily, deal with the rebellion of a child?

How does a loving parent accept the rejection of her offspring?

How does a parent keep from giving up hope?

How does a parent resist envy and bitterness when other people's children progress?

Why does free will have to take us so far from God?

Why is it so hard to accept that this might be part of the Master's plan?

Why do the happy parents never ask about the unhappy ones?

Why do children see loving parents as their enemies?

Why are these children choosing the wrong path first?

Why are they so selfish?

Where is all of this chaos going?

Where are the answers?

Where is the glimmer of hope?

Where are the others who are needed to walk alongside?

Where can a parent find comfort?

Where does a parent learn to understand this pain?

Where do the tears go that are shed for these wayward children?

What is the parent of a wayward child to do?

What does a parent do to dispel her fears?

What next?

What can I say?

What can I do?

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