Who would have thought that a child's
could make a momma feel at peace.
Until God gave me some much needed quiet time with
my little boy.
He had been doing much better over the last few months -
not fighting authority as much,
and using his words when asked a question
not running off screaming.
But, the last few days have been rough for him.
I'm not sure what is happening,
and why he is showing his stubborn side so often.
As we snuggled and talked today
and he finally fell asleep,
I prayed and prayed for patience with this little man.
Patience to teach him how to obey,
how to respect,
and how to be sweet.
But, I was reminded that my sweet boy still does not
know how to regulate his emotions.
He is still in the habit of fighting
whatever he doesn't like,
or whatever doesn't go his way.
My baby who will be 5 in a few months
still needs to be watched and entertained
like a 2 year old.
But, when he comes to tattle on someone who wronged him,
I need to look at this as a positive and not get exhausted
from the constant tattling.
But, rather, find the joy in the fact that he
is not fighting his brothers and sisters -
but reaching out to momma.
And finding hope that this "momma" lady will take care of him.
(believe me, his tattling is not always justified,
in fact, it usually isn't -
but it can always be a chance to build our bond
as momma and son!