Home - what does that mean to you?
My home is my haven, my place to be comfortable, to be at peace from the world around me, and to be loved. My home means my family is in the walls and memories have been made here. A home is more than those 4 walls though.
When a home is interrupted, either by death, divorce or accident, all of the above changes.
Our son lives next door to us. He lives in the house that was ours when Jim and I first married. The building itself has great memories. He got married eight years ago to a lady who had a daughter. They became a family living in the house.
Two years after getting married, they had a son, and the family grew in that house.
Two weeks ago, that house and the family fell apart. My son and his wife are getting a divorce and the children will be devastated. The girl, who is now 16, is staying with her half sister for the time being, but their son is still at the house. He isn't aware of what is happening yet.
Divorce can be a stressful experience: affecting finances, living arrangements, household jobs, schedules, parenting and the outcomes of children of the marriage as they face each stage of development from childhood to adulthood. If the family includes children, they may be deeply affected.
It is such a sad time all around us. I have previously asked for your prayers, and I, once again, ask that you pray - pray for the Lord's will to be done.