Sunday, September 4, 2011

Real Mom Moment

Well, readers of my blog (however few or many of you there are) can I be honest with you? This week has been a new challenge. Xander is now in grade 1 and I had been warned (by many people) that the adjustment to all day school can be rough. They aren't used to going for that long and they get tired and it can take 4-6 or more weeks to adjust. So, I was trying to be prepared for this, especially since Xander was still napping every couple of days during the summer. I tried to steel myself to be patient and compassionate and yet not let him get away with everything because he's tired. The week actually went better than I had expected, though, there were definitely moments where I really wanted to just lose it. My usually obedient and mild mannered child showed more attitude than he ever has. However, mostly we made it through those moments without too much trouble. Then came this morning and church. I was sitting with the kids while Jason ushered and when my dear son was asked to do something by me I got nothing but attitude. So, we left the service to have a little chat. It wasn't the best start to the morning since I now had a headache and still had to sit through a sermon and teach 2's & 3's. Of course, the sermon was on perseverance - I guess that was probably a good thing since that is really what I need to do right now! It was also communion Sunday and as I sat there before communion I was just praying...I'm trying, I'm trying...what can I do? Then I heard it...maybe that's the problem. There's an awful lot of I's in there. It was one of those "ah ha" moments. God promises to take care of us - Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. If that's not a promise that a mom needs to hold tight to, I don't know what is! After that, 2's & 3's were no problem...and even enjoyable!

Until next time...


  1. Great post! Good luck with your little guy and such a great reminder to let Him help us!

  2. We started school this week and by this morning my normally very well behaved 8 year old cried, fought, screamed, refusing to get ready for church. It literally took DH and I both to get him dressed and out the door. He was fine by time we got there but talk about a Spirit killer. Isn't church a great place to find peace, renew, and be reminded of a loving God. :)