Sunday, October 4, 2009

Corn Mazes are TRICKY!

Honestly, I wasn't so sure we were ever going to find our way out. We let Christian be the leader at first and that led us in a significantly wrong direction.

McKenna was happy in the maze because Daddy was carrying her the whole time! This is her new look when I say "cheese."

Waving "cheese" to mommy!

So we eventually found our way out! Christian is dying to go back, but mommy just didn't love it, so I don't know if that's going to happen this year.
But we did have a great weekend. I guess I should say; Christian had a really good weekend. He's been having a very hard since we moved and he started school. His behavior has been out of control and I have been beside myself knowing what to do. He's said some very mean things, he's had a few enormous meltdowns in very public places, he has been unhappy the majority of the time and he's had some other issues which I won't blog about because I don't want him to ever feel embarrassed by what I say on here. So it's been stressful. I have found myself spending an enormous about of time disciplining/discussing/teaching/resolving issues...trying to get to his heart and not just his head. I've felt every minute of everyday! But there has been a verse that has been stuck in my head through it all that has brought me great help through this trial...I'll share in a minute. So anyway, Christian had a good weekend. He was kind to his sister. He was respectful and obedient to Ryan and I. Daddy spent a lot of time with Christian even though he's been feeling awful. There have been lots of adventures, and soccer, and baseball and bike rides and trips to fun places and Christian's gotten lots of love and attention and I think he desperately needed some positive attention. So it's been good...I don't want Monday to come, but hopefully we can keep this momentum going.
The last part of Colossians 3:15 says "And be thankful."
Simple, yet so profound.
And then here's the next part that's the important part:
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God."
That verse just speaks to me because I definitely feel like I do not have enough wisdom to handle Christian. Yet, I know God gave him to me because he knew that I would be the best mommy for him. what do I do??? I think this verse is saying that if we let God's word ((the Bible)) dwell in us ((like memorize it, read it, think about it, ponder what it's talking about)) then we will have "all wisdom." That as I'm teaching Christian and as I'm admonishing him ((correcting or disciplining him)) that God will give me wisdom because I'm letting his word dwell in me. I kind of feel like "dwelling in God's word" is a safety net for me, that as long as I'm doing that I'm not going to make too many mistakes with Christian, even though he's so ridiculously complicated :) Well, that's just my personal take on that verse. I'm no Bible scholar, but I did want to share how that verse encouraged me, just in case any of you need a little encouragement too.


anthonyandbeth said...

thank you Judy! i am so with you on all of this and have been there so many times. as we have started to come to a better place with Harrison we are seeing more and more "BIG" boy struggles with Jackson. this whole year God has been trying to emphasize the importance of being in His word and i finally think i'm starting understand WHY it's so important. i'm choosing to believe that if i can be obedient in that, then everything else will come together. thank you for your honesty.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget, Christian needs to have God's Word in his heart also. It's so easy for children to memorize. Remember your memory verse box? And relax. Think of all of the mistakes I made with you and you turned out pretty good.
Love, Grandmom