Last year I was really struggling as a parent. I've never parented teenagerd before, and was really struggling with it and with this child in particular. I was constantly praying, crying, and doing everything I could possibly think of, as his mother, to do. It hurt so much to watch as bad decisions were made.
There were times when I wished I could trade places with this child (at least until the teenage years are over). In the wee hours of the morning, when I couldn't sleep with worry, I would watch my child sleep, and remember the sweet little child from long ago. . .I had such high hopes and dreams for this chid's future.
Nothing was working. It seemed my prayers were going unanswered, and many "support" people were beginning to judge and give up. I felt all alone in this 'battle'. It was tough!!!
One day, while I was looking for another song by Dallyn Vail Bayles, I ran across this one (it's on the same album). The words pierced my heart. It perfectly fit how I was feeling.