Thursday, November 08, 2007

A prayer for me and my middle child...


Give me the strength not to strangle him when he whines about getting a bath.

Give me the strength not to double strangle him when he cries about NOT getting a bath.

Give me patience to call his name 5 times before I get frustrated and yell, instead of my usual 2 times.


Give me insight to realize that this is a phase and shall pass, sooner or later... someday I'll be wondering what all the fuss was about, right? RIGHT???


Give me faith that he will, on occasion, actually tell the truth, and to not assume it's a lie...


Give me ear plugs, so that his incredible volume doesn't give me headaches.


I've got the incredible, all-consuming love.


I know that someday, this will be a distant memory and I will yearn for the 5 year old boy who still curls up in my arms and calls me "Mama" instead of "Mommy."


I've got the daily desire to do better.


I've got the understanding of the extreme blessing I have in such a beautiful, outgoing, child. A child that is desperately trying to get my attention, though he already HAS it... A child that acts before he thinks which is both wonderful and disastrous.


I sure do love him...

13 comments:

Melissa R. Garrett said...

You know I understand . . .

You have my prayers, most definitely.

Kami said...

I have 6 year old that I pray the very same things over.

SIGH.

They are amazing and amazingly frustrating simultaneously aren't they?

;-)

Type (little) a said...

Very sweet.

Our 4 Munchkins...6 pigtales & a buzzcut! said...

I love all those words..and I too feel the same bout our second DD...time flies with our kiddies.

R Family of 4 said...

You could have wrote this about my life. I hope prayers are answered ;-)

Our 4 Munchkins...6 pigtales & a buzzcut! said...

Hey thanks for popping by my blog! Ya its been crazy & hectic here lately esp now that they r getting sick with a cold~makes everything soo much worse.

painted maypole said...

ah yes... you have my prayers... this sounds so familiar...

Beck said...

Oh, my son is the same way - beloved and also highly ANNOYING.

Kristi said...

It's interesting how motherhood can generate so much love but so much frustration and impatience at the same time, isn't it? I experience both of these emotions at least 10 times a day.

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

Love and Logic book series on parenting is getting me through right now and I only have a two year old... I hope it improves for you and these books work for me long term.

Isn't it wonderful to be a mother and witness these outrageous boys and love them so intensely despite it? It's so rewarding.

Alex Elliot said...

I totally agree! I actually did really use earplugs for about an hour during a 16 hour drive with my two kids.

Sheryl said...

Oh, I feel exactly the same way sometimes!

Michelle said...

I find myself asking for some of those same prayers!

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