Thursday, January 27, 2011

jack attack

our little bub, jack, has been quite challenging lately (imagine that!).  i have felt like such a failure with him in these past few weeks, and had too many of those "psycho mommy moments".  and because i feel so stretched with him, i then feel like i have nothing left to give tyler, sadie or tess.

so, after i reached my peak...i am really bad about doing it on my own for as long as i can...i cried out to God asking for help.  it was in his timing, of course, but he has blessed me with some very sweet moments within the past few days.

now, when jack throws one of his epic fits, all i have to do is tell him "go in your room or stop crying" and get this...HE STOPS!  it seems pretty obvious, but the understanding on his part is new...or at least him showing us he understands is new.  he is also doing so well with using his manners!  he is getting in the habit of saying "pweeese & tank you" even "yes ma'am" all on his own.  bedtime has gotten easier too.  we have figured out that if we leave his door open a bit, he stays in bed and no crying!  Praise you Jesus!

don't get me wrong, he is still very strong willed and shows it frequently (he is currently crying on my lap), but the breakthrough with communication has made those moments so much easier to handle.

Jesus said, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."  2 Cor 12:9

Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul.  Prov 29:17

thank you, my precious savior, for your grace and endless love. without them i would surely perish.  thank you for being the perfect example for parents.  teaching us to to be loving, patient and gentle.  to teach and nurture them into adult hood, so then they will choose to continually seek you.

sighing in relief,

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