Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Everyday Life: Grace and Patience

I surfed an emotional wave today.

A few times, I wondered how my patience could be increased enough to effectively love an emotional and highly reactive two year old and meet the needs of a baby who is still not feeling completely well and, thus, needs lots of nursing and cuddling. The demands swelled to tsunami size: a toddler's poopy diaper and aggression; the newborn's upset tummy and comfort nursing. I felt like the wave would never peak.

I prayed for patience.

And God was gracious; just as I thought I couldn't stay on my board and ride the wave one minute longer, He provided sand under my feet.



How could I not feel love swell up in my heart?

7 comments:

  1. The Will of God won't take you where the Grace of God can't keep you.

    You can do this.

    *hug*

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  2. I'm with s'me. God never gives you more than you can handle. Well done, you, for making it through...and now this experience may help you through the next time!

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  3. It's tough. You're right to step back and pray. Things do eventually calm down. You're a great mama!

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  4. I'm so glad you posted this, I really needed to read S'me('s) wisdom. I've been having one of those weeks too.

    Thank you both!

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  5. It is SO hard sometimes. SO hard. And then the tide turns just as quickly as it came in. This post brought a tear to my eye!

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  6. Yikes those days are rough. They do get fewer and further in between but ... that doesn't help you now. Fortunately, you've got some great medicine right there!

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