How would you handle it if you raised your beautiful daughter the best way you knew how, and she chose to rebel and live on the streets? Obviously, this is a very tough situation for everyone involved. Virginia Lee is a mother in just that situation. We are very happy to note, that there has been shifts and Virginia is reconnected and working with her daughter to find her a place to call home.
She initially sees that she was enabling her daughter as she tried to fix the situation, and that makes sense as a mother's brain tells her it's her biologic imperative to keep her child alive and well. It takes tremendous courage and lots of support from counselors to regular Al-Anon meetings to let go of that. Virginia advises, if you know of someone in a similar situation, be compassionate. If you haven't walked in the shoes being a parent with a homeless child, there is really no way to know what solutions might work.
Kindness and compassion, without judgement, is always a good response!
Listen to this heartfelt and moving story of a dedicated mother reaching out to help her homeless daughter.
KVMR Storycatchers - Listen to PART 1 and PART 2.