They are in their late 40s. They don’t like talking with other families about their adult children. It is just too painful. Besides they really don’t think anyone else would understand.
Many, many people know disappointment.
Do you know disappointment?
- Your children haven’t been to church in years. You are disappointed.
- Your adult son was indicted for fraud and found guilty. You are disappointed.
- Your college age son is living with his girl friend. You had hoped for more. You are disappointed.
- You were just fired from the church where you have served for two years. You are disappointed.
- You have a new boss. She has made it very clear that she has no interest in keeping you in your current position after having worked in this role for two years. You are disappointed.
- Your daughter is pregnant. She has no job and says she isn’t sure who the father is. You are disappointed.
- Your husband received a DUI after rear ending a car on the freeway. You are disappointed.
As an adult, I have learned that disappointment seems to be a part of life. I do not know how to escape it. A disloyal friend. An immoral church leader. A person who lied about you. Are any of these familiar?