THE PRODIGAL SON: Kentucky mother Special Fizer ‘praying’ for a better relationship with her son, to reunite with him soon
“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NIV)
HE’S SPECIAL IN HER EYES
Special Fizer, for a majority of the day on Monday, tried her to best to hold it all together.
Then suddenly, she had no choice but to release, allowing the tears to flow freely down her face as she tried diligently to make sense of a dreaded situation that, truth be told, has been causing her much distress for quite some time.
“I am trying. I have been crying for the last four days. I am so tired…I can’t sleep,” Fizer, during a weekend interview with Making Headline News, said, recalling a tumultuous, emotionally-driven encounter that seem too insurmountable to overcome.
Then, moments later, Fizer subsequently singled out the Man Who’s suitably know as a Heart-Fixer, a Mind-Regulator, the Peace in the midst of the storm.
And what a disastrous, life-altering storm it has been for Fizer whom, during an exclusive interview with MHN, spoke at length about an unlikely family division involving her oldest son, Jermarcus.
According to Fizer, who resides with her husband and their three other children in Mayfield, Kentucky, Jermarcus — who’s often referred to as “Marcus” — commenced to hanging out with the “wrong crowd,” particularly after the Fizers had relocated from Arkansas.
That essentially marked the beginning of what has become a rash of other issues between the two.
“Now don’t get me wrong,” Special Fizer said of Jermarcus, her oldest of four children. “He was a really good kid. But once he started dating this young lady, he changed completely. He started catching attitudes with me, getting upset when I asked him to do his chores and take out the trash. He started vaping and trying alcohol. He didn’t want to abide by our rules and was ready to be grown.”
EXHIBITING UNWAVERING FAITH
So much, in fact, that according to Fizer, her son began a “plot” with her estranged sister, Princella, for an extended period of time, a sequence that was centered largely Jermarcus returning to the Mid-South (McGehee, Arkansas) to live with his aunt.
“When he turned 18, he wanted her to come and pick him up,” Fizer recalls. “I didn’t find out anything about my son leaving and moving out until the day before it happened. It unfolded a day prior.”
Still, Fizer, for weeks, admittedly has found it difficult to come to grips with the pain of witnessing what was a once close-knit relationship with her son suddenly take a turn for the worse.
“My sister Princella, and I haven’t always been on right terms but, because I love God so much, I was trying to forgive (her) and start over,” Fizer explained. “But after my stepdad died — and me knowing that she played a hand in his death — changed everything. She was the last person I wanted my son to move in with. My son left without saying goodbye. He hasn’t called and he’s making it seem like he don’t want any communication between us. I am doing my best to give him his space. I am keeping him before God in prayer, and my arms are always open to receive my son back. I don’t want to pressure him…only want to be patient with him.”
While Fizer didn’t say specially how her sister contributed to the untimely demise of her stepfather, she contends her relationship with her son wouldn’t have deteriorated if not for the unwise counsel from her sibling.
Today, she said, she has only her faith on which to rely as she’s anticipating a much-anticipated homecoming with her son.
The only mystery at this point, however, is when will such a tear-jerking reunite take place.
“My son and our relationship use to be great,” Fizer said. “We would laugh and joke all the time. He would, at times, cook for the family and could draw like no other. He has so much talent and potential. He encouraged me more then he knew. My sister played a big role in my son moving out. I don’t know how they stayed in contact, whether (it was by way of) text or calls, but I found out a day before he left.”
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A native of Lake Village, Arkansas — a rural Chicot County establishment with a population of roughly 2,575, according to the latest U. S. census — Fizer is no stranger to overcoming her share of adversity.
A former Dermott High School student, Fizer attended that institution until her sophomore year. But after being bullied for a span of five years, her mother sensed that home schooling was the best option. After earning her diploma, Fizer enrolled at nearby Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas, where she ultimately acquired a certificate in Cosmetology.
Now a stay-at-home mother, Fizer resides in Mayfield, a small Graves County, Kentucky town that is comprised of about 10,017 residents.
“My family and I have been living here for 10 months,” said Fizer, who announced that she will soon make her authorship debut with a new book.
All things considered, though, she’s remains hopeful that she and her family will eventually witness the ceremonious return of their prodigal son.
Much sooner than later.
“My faith in God plays the primary role in this situation,” Fizer said. “I have to continue to believe that he is covered by the blood of Jesus and, one day, my son will come home.”
When asked what she would like to say personally to Jermarcus, Fizer said without hesitation: “I would personally like to tell my son that I love him so much, and everything I said and did was to teach and prepare him for life. My love will never change for him, and whenever he is ready, he can come back home.
“And to my sister Princella,” Fizer continued, “I hope and pray to God that He opens your eyes to see your own faults and flaws. I love you sis but, from now on, it will be from a distance. You hurt me when I was a little girl. You took my dad away from me. You have so much unforgiveness, bitterness, and pride that fill your temple. You confuse yourself sometimes when you talk, but I love you still and, before you jump into someone’s family and help divide it, concur your own demons and family issues and (this is) said with love.”
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