Saturday, March 20, 2010
A place to belong and to grow and help another the same.
They have grown under our hearts.
Setting the generational familial and religious "doing" aside.
Yet I have drawn him like honey to friendship
a vibrant place to live and abide.
A wonderful Anniversary to you my Beloved Husband and Friend.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I posted this then deleated it the other day.
Hope is returned and the rest has refreshed.
She is amazing and she will be who God created her to be.
We would appreciate your prayers. The needs of our special needs daughter have become heavy to bear and we are doing our best to meet them. Yes we trust and yes HE carries them. We however are walking through them.
My efforts , mind and energies are doing all within our power to help her and to come to terms with what we are facing.
This is hard stuff.
So many many medical appointments. So much intervention and now there is a 12-15 week self child/parent study to process a method to train her to be able to overcome the anxiety that is crippling her and the whole family for that matter. Although this well could have a compoient of spiritual warfare as it were, this is a major issue regarding her future and how we can meet her where she is at and empower her as best we can to live a secure life.
This is real hard.
You who are raising special needs children must well, understand this passage of parenting.
Acceptance through grief.
Yes it is easily to blow off and say things like, "Oh it is not really such a big deal". Oh ya...anyone who walks this road would differ with that. We continue to do all that is within us to help her, to help the family have some normalcy.
I am exhausted, discouraged, sad, frustrated with error after error when it comes to parenting a kid who apparently can not comprehend. Oh I am so sad if this be really true. This boat on the de-nile is so attractive. We are de-boarding and getting our land legs in a big hurry. We have only one year before Jr. high. Our daughter must come along way if she is to be able to function safely in such a setting. We have so very much required of us. So few who can really empathize. It is a very lonely road.
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the gift of loneliness is reaching out
It has been my week suit or better said I have been lazy.
It is easier to avoid the dragon of the child "god" lower case.
It is however in their best interest to take the effort to teach and keep to task of deligation.
Training is a huge part of it.
So is keeping my temper lol
So I set to get a reference for them.
They have each had tasks asigned but their are times when it just gets blown off.
Now there are also the times when we cover them due to mercy when they are just overdone with events or homework.
The homework and education are priority.
As is health so if not, well, we cover them of course.
To teach responsibility it must first exampled.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Stress can cause an explosion or an implosion
As we drove up to the back country north east we listened to the sermon Steve down loaded onto cd.
The preacher spoke of stress.
How in it it is the focus
We all have stress.
Sometimes it causes explosion of anger and frustration. Other times withdrawal.
It has recently caused both for me.
The shame of a loss of focus (a stress alone) tuns face away.
He spoke of focus.
Nagging and complaining and fears all stop peace when peace is primary.
We listened to Jewel on the stereo as we drove out of town a line in the song..."please be careful with me I'm sensitive and I 'd like to stay that way" and I cried there sitting in the truck as we drove.
You know that the pastor also spoke of contentment the relief of stress in that. Fear can rob that. It is hard sometimes to hold onto our own contentment when we are making great efforts to bring contentment to others. Soon a loss of contentment causes you just want to have your own or let go of for the fight is too long and too much effort. Hopelessness sets in. Stress grips hold. Then the other straws in the bail start to poking you here and there. Financial the most annoying that is the fear of want. Poor or rich he reminded us that Stress abides simply as a part of life. For the one with the focus on Gods love and loving Him gains in lessens of maturation accrue to our gain.
Mine has been off a while now. Fatigue can cause that part of the trial I suppose. The heal that gets snapped at by that ol' viper. I wore boots today. Kept myself both physically and spiritually protected somehow a bit better long enough to consider my focus.
I have imploded with stress here on the blog. Exploded here at home far to often.
I will make great efforts to focus on peace, beauty and the examples so taught to me through the scriptures.
Older women likewise teach the younger women...
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)
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By Maya Angelou
That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living,'
I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.
When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain...
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!
Words have power. Here are a few of my favorite sayings.
- A warm cup of tea is like a cuddle with a friend.
- The North American Indians have a more eloquent word for ‘friend’ than we do in English. In their language, the word for friend literally means, “the one who carries my sorrows on his back.”
- Return with Honor
- The sage anticipates things that are difficult while they are easy, and does things that would become great while they are small. All difficult things in the world are sure to arise from a previous state in which they were easy, and all great things from one in which they were small. Therefore the sage, while he never does what is great, is able on that account to accomplish the greatest things."
- "HOME IS WHERE YOUR STORY BEGINS"
- “Live so that when your children hear these words they think of you… Fairness Caring Integrity Honesty Love Trust.”
- "O Lord help my words to be gracious and tender today, for tomarrow I may have to eat them."
- "No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes"
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This was given to me for the third time in just a few weeks.
"For the LORD your God has arrived to live among you. He is a mighty savior. He will rejoice over you with great gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will exult over you by singing a happy song."