Monday, February 23, 2009

Better day

Yesterday was rough. J really wore me down. I spent all day beating myself up for not knowing how to handle such a bad situation and for overreacting at the time. I was frustrated with him and myself. But in the end I do believe I did the right thing. In the midst of the temper tantrum I made him stay in the corner. After it was all done, I took away things that he now needs to "earn" back. He is THE most hard-headed, stubborn person I have ever known and that it really saying something. But no matter, I still love him more than I can ever explain. He is fine today. Actually he was fine yesterday, after the "episode". It was me that spent the day tied up in knots. So last night, after Hubby and R got home from my MIL's I took the opportunity to go up in my bedroom alone. I needed to read today's section of my Daily Bible. But before that I got down on my knees and prayed. I prayed that God would help me, fix me and make me whole. I didn't like feeling so broken inside and feeling like I did everything wrong. I prayed that he would help me to know what to do (or not do) the next time this situation happens and I prayed that he would help J to grow out of his stubborn temper tantrums. Then I asked him to speak to me. Amen. Want to know what happened next? I opened my bible and read this on the top of yesterdays page "Does Jesus have anything to say about dealing with difficult relatives? Is there an example of Jesus bringing peace to a painful family? Yes there is. His own...." Of course this continues but you get the idea. Isn't that awesome! God sent me the words I needed to read, right when I needed them. Thank you Jesus!

Today started out great. The weather is beautiful and the boys are playing. Actually we were all "dancing" after breakfast but then they wanted to head upstairs to play. I am heading to the kitchen to make spaghetti pie. I will bake one for dinner tonight and freeze 2 pans. I hope you all have a great day!!

*I am reading the Grace for the Moment Daily Bible by Max Lucado

13 comments:

Kristin said...

I hope that God gives to peace. I have a stubborn son too and I usually need to give myself a timeout. I tend to have a long fuse but once it is used up I overreact. This usually makes the situation worse. I pray on this daily.

Rebecca Jo said...

Some days are just hard... hang in there.. & keep praying for guidance & peace!!! and STRENGTH!

Mom said...

Your blog is an Awesome tribute to God and how he is there when you need him most. You know he is always there and that is why you pray daily, but when you are at you witts end and you have nothing else you got on your knees and asked him and he answered right away. I hope everyone who reads your blog will know and understand that too. "God is Good" "Praise his name".

I am so glad you are better today.

Kristina P. said...

I'm glad you had a much better day today, Denise!

Anna@Boogers,Bibs,BooksAndBubbles said...

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Candice said...

I'm glad that today is a better and brighter day for you. I love how you can always look for the bright spot in a day or a situation.

That really is a gift in itself.

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Bee and Rose said...

A few minutes alone with God does wonders for the soul! I am reading 3:16 The Numbers of Hope by Max Lucado...does he ever write a bad book???

Deb said...

i am so glad today was better. i remember some days being SO rough when mine were little. you are right to head to the Bible when things get crazy.

Young Momma said...

I'm glad today is better!! Thats awesome about your bible and thanks for sharing!!

SMiLE ~ JESUS LOVES YOU said...

How GREAT is our God? WWWWAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm glad that he had a better day. have a blessed week!!!!

Michelle said...

I pray for patience probably more than anything else. Sometimes I think I need the time out for me more than for him. Hang in there - glad today was better :)

Young Momma said...

You have some awards waiting for you over at my blog! :)

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