Dealing with departing children

It is now one month since our son left home to attend Youth With a Mission (YWAM) in Cape Town, and I am beginning to get used to the fact of him not being around. We have spoken to him a few times on the phone, and were very grateful to hear that he appears to be coping and adapting well to his new life.

What struck me the other day though was how I would feel about him being away if he was going to to a place which wasn’t necessarily safe. Specifically, I wonder how parents in America feel when a son goes to Afghanistan or Iraq. I also wonder how my grand parents felt when my father went to fight in World War 2.

Its given me a new perspective on attitudes towards sending children off to fight.

God bless all those parents who are praying for the safe return of a son or daughter.

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