Saturday, May 16, 2009

Concentrating on the choices

a friend of mine,Lynn-- sent this email to me and even though it is one of those chain emails, I wanted to post it here-- it really seemed important to share ~

Concentrate on this Sentence

'To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.'

When God takes something from your grasp,

He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better.

Concentrate on this sentence... '

The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

Something good will happen to you today; something that you have been waiting to hear.

Over at Therextras there is a post that you might like to read-- talking about Early Intervention-- At Slurping Life it's SOCC (straight out of the Camera) Melody really strives to look at life with a honest, yet beautiful view. At It's Almost Naptime, there is a really nice post about Grandma's.

This week at our house, was full of emotional up's and downs-- there were emails that went back and forth between the school, the team (for Shane) and myself.-- There were phone calls and moments of ah, Now why didn't I think about that? I even re-connected with some friends' of mine from the past-- what a treat that was-- {you gotta love Face book!}.

Parenting kids is such a huge responsibility--keeping their best interests as your focus and not letting your personal views distract you is just plain ...hard.

Realizing that you don't have to make every issue into a battle is tough.

I am reminded of the book Fox in Socks, -- the part about the beetle battle~
*google won't let me cut & paste from a search-- it thinks I am a virus -- so you have to check out the book yourself...sorry*
I guess it all comes down to choices

to eat the ice cream as a nighttime snack * or eat carrot sticks as a nighttime snack.

to scream at the top of ones' lungs from the roof tops (I was right, I was right) *

or to calmly say, Thank you for hearing my point of view

to hang up the phone, after having to get your child from school early, yet again and throw it on the floor.

or hang up the phone and start making a plan of how best to re-direct your child's' endless energy in a positive way.

{we finally have a correction plan for Shane that is comprehensive and clear-- I like it very much- it uses some of my own words and it seems to be working-- imagine that! }

I don't have all the answers, but I do have the power of prayer-- and focusing on HIM in these moments-- is really my best choice.~!

(all that being said-- sometimes a good cry helps, and even a long phone call with a friend that lets you vent, but who also brings you back to reality!)

What helps you get through those tough things that Life puts in your path?


Anonymous said...

That's right! i love you Stace. You are a great mom and you are only human but you are also doing what you think the "right" thing is to do for your son and that's what's important! Patty

melody is slurping life said...

Parenting any child is a tough gig. You're doing wonderfully.

Thanks for the kind words.