His Name Is Jeffrey

His name is Jeffrey.  He is 28 now.  He has been the focus of my life and now is starting to become his own man.  He is gentle, kind and has a wonderful sense of humor.

His dad is from the midwest and although not present for the bulk of his childhood years, he has a great relationship with him now.  I suppose his dad has mellowed out.

This story is about his struggle to overcome some obstacles.  When he was 23, everything happened.  His girl of 5 years broke off with him, he dropped out of college and most of all he was in 2 major car accidents that left him in excruciating pain. 

Out of the blue, he lost one of his best friends to an overdose.  I always tried to teach him that it is not what happens to you in life, it is how you handle what happens to you in life that counts.

During this time, he was extremely depressed and when I would leave for work in the early AM, I would go on my lunch hour and pray that the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Good Lord would help me to help him through this depression.

It was a very difficult time and I remember thinking that I was afraid that he would end his life and that I just couldn't live with that happening.

Finally, he was given permission to have an operation that alleviated the excruciating pain he was experiencing.  On top of that, he met a beautiful girl who is madly in love with him.

And last but not least, he is now trying to pull himself together while working in the food industry.  I am so proud of him and the fact that he never gave up believing that there was more to life than the terrible experiences that had happened tohim.

I thank God every day for his blessing of a beautiful son.
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3 Responses Aug 2, 2010

That's right Sameolstory. I appreicate you responding. I hope it touched a heart string.<br />
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Thank you BonnieBelle. Luv you. Thanks for the positive feedback. I hope you enjoyed the story.<br />
Talk withyou soon...you re the best!<br />
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Oh Bev, this is such a heart breaking story, you have raised him right in teaching him to pull himself together and deal with what life throws at him. In your own word " I always tried to teach him that it is not what happens to you in life, it is how you handle what happens to you in life that counts." A very good lessons for us all. Our life is full of pleasant and unpleasant surprises and we have to learn to live with roses as well onions. You said he met a beautiful girl who is MADLY in love with him. She is God sent and is ray of sunshine for him. I wish you and him all the best in the world. <br />
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The future is looking good to him, he paid his dues of bad luck now the stream of good fortune awaits him <br />
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Good luck Bev and thanks for sharing your experience.