Continued from Emerging from the Fog
I'm circling back to share some stories from the end of 2014, after Roma's odyssey in Atlanta told in the Hound of Heaven Winks series, and before we discovered his family in the Family Connection series. Perhaps because of my mother's failing health and passing, and frustration with the seeming lack of spiritual growth and maturity, I haven't told these stories yet. If these posts one day become parts of chapters of another book, it will read with more continuity. In the meantime, enjoy our story. Even in the middle of my pain, I see that I have been part of something Sacred.
Once I texted Taylor to tell him we were going away for the weekend, and reminded him not to tell Roma. Then I got a text right back that said, "Haha, this is Roma." (I ought not to be allowed to operate electronic devices.) At least I could explain to Roma that this is how he taught us to treat him, as someone who was not worthy of our trust.
My fear was that when life got tough when he lost his job and faced losing his friend's couch, Roma saw this as a chance to retreat into himself while someone else took care of him, someone other than me, because I was resolved to back away and remove the safety net.
That feeling of impending doom continued to linger. So now, left at a Walmart in Atlanta on a Saturday night in November, Roma was about to face his biggest challenge yet. He was going to be homeless with no safety net.
If God had been warning me, none of this could be a surprise to Him. Right? I would put my faith in God. If I surrendered all to Him, I couldn't worry. All I could do was pray for my sweet, lost boy. And as I prayed, I discovered a deeper faith and a closer God.
Continue with A Glimpse of Grace