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
- Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys
- Im a Christian Stay at home mom...that means I am a professional multi-tasker and I give all the credit to Jesus. I am married to my best friend and have 3 wonderful sons. God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, nor sun without rain, But he did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.