But how can we grow if we're not supposed to talk about it?
When I started sharing about the struggles of parenting a child with special needs. I felt like that was a deep area of need.
But there are so many other areas of need too.
Its hard, yall. Like, so freaking hard.
But I can't talk about it. I have teens. They don't want to be talked about. I get it.
So parents are quiet. They don't talk. They don't express it. They struggle every step of the way and hope they don't totally screw up the kids.
Its hard raising kids in today's world.
Social media is no joke. Thank Goodness we didn't have it at their age.
So there are parts we don't really understand. There are parts we cant relate to.
But we care.
Today I reached to desperate measures. I used social media to find my son.
This isn't my style. I don't want to air dirty laundry or scare people for no reason.
But I was desperate. I was scared. I couldn't reach him, and I didn't know if he was ok.
But since I did so publicly use social media. I need to publicly address what happened.
But at the same time, I have to respect the privacy of my kids.
Today was an example of how hard it is to be a teenager.
Sometimes we make bad judgments, and sometimes we don't realize what we're doing.
Everyone is healthy and safe, and that's all that matters.
But I do want to thank all of you for your compassion. Your help. Your care in finding Tyson.
I can't tell you how much I appreciate every tip, thought, comment, and word of wisdom.
You moved a mountain today, and I am so grateful to each of you for that.
Thank you so very much.
For the parents, do you or have you struggled to raise teenagers? Tell me I'm not alone.