Friday, October 21, 2011

Rough Day, Sweet Night

Today was one of those days with my strong willed boy.  I felt like I was constantly correcting him on everything and I was just FRUSTRATED!!  He asked me several times why I was talking like a bad guy.  I wanted to laugh (or cry)!  Reasoning with a 3 year old can be rough!  Anyway, after several spankings, several time outs, no nap, lots of tears shed by both of us, did I mention no nap...we had the sweetest snuggle time together right before he went to sleep.  I told him that even though he made mommy very frustrated today that I still love him...and always will.  I told him that there is no other boy that I would rather have as my son!  We sang Amazing Grace and I was convicted thinking about the grace that God shows me OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!  We said our Bible verse and I prayed for him.  I prayed that God would give him a heart that loves Him and that desires to be obedient.  I prayed that God would give me the wisdom and patience and love to be his mommy!  I thanked God for all my many blessings.  He prayed next, thanking God for his heart, his family and his friends.  In the midst of talking about his lamp and pictures, he asked God to help him to be obedient and then he said, "Thank you God for all my many besslings!" 
I just love that boy and am SO thankful for his life AND ... that he is finally asleep:).