Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Napless and No

 You know, naps are a serious thing. And when baby goes without one..
 Mama is tired. So are sweet daycare teachers. Daddy is recuperating from knee surgery and well, he's tired too. This evening was rough. I have come to learn that not every night with Drew will be magically sweet and snuggly. Actually, I learned that week one of her life.
I thought that motherhood was worrisome when Drew was little and I didn't know why she was crying. Now motherhood is testing my emotions because I do know why she's crying and I don't know the best response. I cooked dinner tonight while balancing laundry, caring for a gimp knee Mr. Broome, and listening to Drew scream almost the whole time. You know, after a while it starts to make you feel bad.
We are experiencing tantrums lately. Falling on the floor, crying, and screaming. It's hard being little, I can imagine. She has so much to say and feelings she needs to express and doesn't have words for it all. Throw in pre- molars and snuffled noses too.Can't I just hug her into feeling better? Can't I?!?
And I want to love her in her frustration and guide her to better expression. So, though napless and shaking her head "no," we are learning in our home how to discipline with love.
Tonight, as Drew zonked out from exhaustion in my arms, I felt myself relax. I hugged on her and smushed her cheeks knowing tomorrow may be a repeat of the same or a much better version. 

I read this verse earlier today and it has been on my mind as I settle down for the night..
"My grace is sufficient for you. My power is made perfect in your weakness. Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weakness, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties, For when I am weak, then I am strong."  2Corinthians 12:9
“My grace is sufficient for you. My power is made perfect in your weakness, Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weakness, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties, For when I am weak, then I am strong.” - See more at: http://momastery.com/blog/2009/08/05/my-testimony/#sthash.Nq2THG1V.dpuf
“My grace is sufficient for you. My power is made perfect in your weakness, Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weakness, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties, For when I am weak, then I am strong.” - See more at: http://momastery.com/blog/2009/08/05/my-testimony/#sthash.Nq2THG1V.dpuf
“My grace is sufficient for you. My power is made perfect in your weakness, Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weakness, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties, For when I am weak, then I am strong.” - See more at: http://momastery.com/blog/2009/08/05/my-testimony/#sthash.Nq2THG1V.dpuf

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