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?


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

    You can do this.


  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!

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

  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!

  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!

  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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