I’m not gonna lie. I’m feeling very discouraged today. Gabriel is not doing well. Not sure what the issue is but it seems to me he is drowning in anxiety. He has regressed years, to the point where simple tasks like putting on a pair of flip-flops takes 15 minutes and the activities he used to do independently, he can no longer handle. It’s been a steady decline for the past 3 years or so.
He’s slipping away.
Today I was ready to head to church. My family had left already in a separate car and I stayed behind trying to get Gabriel to finish getting ready. But it became impossible to leave the house. He was upset because, apparently, he did want to go to church. I was crying on the inside, filled with frustration, self-pity, empathy, worry, and a whole other list of feelings.
So today I could use prayers from my friends. Don’t need suggestions, really, or opinions on what I should do next. Just prayer. Juan and I need discernment on how to help our son. Gabriel needs a touch from God. The whole family needs peace and wisdom and buckets of love.
35 thoughts on “In Need of Prayer”
Praying with you and for you all!! Asking God to wrap his arms around that precious young man and giving him calmness and to let him know that he is there for him. Asking him to give you and your family patience and energy through all that comes your way.
Love you all!!
Amen. Thank you, my friend ❤
Praying for you all and for Gabriel. Lord meet him where he is and let him feel your love and security. Let him know it with his whole heart and being in the way that he can understand. God knows him best. Lord give his family peace in Jesus.
Thank you, my friend. I believe God can do this.
I’m most definitely praying for you guys. Love is being thrown your way.
I so appreciate it, Jeremy. My love to you and Miranda.
Sending “palettes and palettes” of love your way. Be comforted in knowing your friends are praying for you and we love you very much!
I do receive that comfort and love. Thank you, my friend.
Oh Sylvia, we are praying for you.
Thank you so much, Mary Beth!!
Praying for you, Gabriel and your family.
Thank you so much Mike!
In times when words just are not enough I love to listen to worship and fill my spirit with His truth. I join you in prayer as I know we serve a faithful God. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYCJ8EvkGCs
Amen. Thank you, Adriana!
Sylvia, this brought tears to my eyes. My heart breaks for you all. I’ll be praying for you! May God sustain you and give you strength. He knows better than any of us, even those of us with kids with special needs, what you and your family are going through, and what Gabriel is going through. But we all care and are crying out to our Father on your behalf. He knows best what you need.
One of my favorite verses:
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
Thank you Janet! I need to remember God’s promises, so thank you for the reminder.
I just came upon this. Prayers and positive thoughts for you, Gabriel and your entire family.
Thank you so much, Meredith!
Please know that I have prayed for you this evening as I read this post, that He will wrap very big arms around you both and give you just what you need for the next 5 minutes, and the next 5 minutes, and the next…
Thank you so much, Jonnie. I really appreciate your prayers.
Praying for you Silvia! Love you
Thank you Margie. Love you too!
I’m sorry to read this, Silvia. I hope that this morning has had a more peaceful start for both you and Gabriel. I pray that today you will experience God’s presence, care, grace, and love minute by minute. Psalm 73: 25 -26 always helps me.
Thank you Gail! I’ll read Psalm 73 as soon as I get home!
Thank you for sharing your heart. I will be praying for you and your family. May God give you wisdom , guidance and discernment in caring for Gabriel.
Thank you for praying, Kathy!
I was stunned to see this post. I’m so very sorry for this troubling news. Of course I will pay about this. I love your family and we miss you at Pinelands. Oh Lord my God please be with the Ledon family and comfort then during this very scary and troubling time. Give them your supernatural peace and wisdom as to how to help Gabriel, what’s best for him and what they should do. You are in control of all things, deepen our faith to trust all of this to you. In Jesus’s name. Amen
I will continue to pray and so will Pinelands prayer group on Wed. nights. James 5:13 keep singing. Love you all, Julie
Thank you so Mich Julie! You are a blessing to me
I clicked on the Autism link on your page, so I am guessing your son has Autism. How old is he? I have a son with Asperger’s who was diagnosed a year ago. I’m really enjoying the things I have read so far on your blog. I started following you. Looking forward to read what you write!
Yes, Gabriel has autism. He is 23 years old. How old is yours? I also enjoyed going through your blog! Thanks for the encouraging words.
Thanks.Daniel is 8.
I am late to this post (because I just found your blog – 😉 ) anyhow, prayed for Gabriel right now and just prayed a blanket prayer for you and your family. peace yo you my sister in Christ – 🙂 ❤ ~yvette
You’re so sweet. Thank you. Sitting at a doctor’s office with Gabriel right now and feeling very encouraged by your words 🙂
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