Praying for change
Today I received a call from the facility where my daughter is currently located, they said she wanted to speak to me. I was surprised that she was calling me, and hopeful that she was going to say she missed us and wanted to come home. That hope quickly faded when she said "I need you to bring me some slides" which is what inmates call their sandals in prison. She also asked me if I would add her friend to her approved phone call list, I said no. She then asked for clothes and lied about not receiving the clothes we had left for her. I quickly realized this call was all about things she wanted and not at all about wanting to actually talk with us. After voicing her list of requests, she said "I gotta go" and abruptly hung up.
I then called the facility and spoke to the nurse about my daughters claim that she had not received the clothes we had left her. The nurse advised me that she had in fact received the clothes and that they were in her room. The nurse also advised me that my daughter continued to be disrespectful and was cussing the medical staff. She said that my daughter had been warned about her behavior and that she would lose her privileges if the behavior continued.
A few hours later, we were scheduled to have a phone appointment with the doctor. During the call, the doctor told us that our daughter continued to yell and scream at the staff, to the point that her vocal cords were strained. He said that based on his interviews with her over the past few days, it was his professional opinion that she needed a combination of therapy and medication. He said that after a few days, he would contact us to let us know how she was doing. We are hopeful that this new treatment plan will help my daughter and return to us our sweet girl.
Lord, I rebuke the enemy that is tormenting my daughter. Lord, wrap your arms around my daughter. Show her how much you love her and let her know that your love is unconditional. Put a hedge of protection around my daughter and shield her from the enemy. Let her know that we love her and will never stop loving her. In Jesus name, Amen.