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On Sunday, my kids’ Sunday School teachers sent home a copy of the morning and evening prayer. So yesterday, I started the day by having my kids fold their hands and close their eyes respectfully in prayer, while I read it to them. It’s not very long and I thought it would be a good thing to do to get our day started. I had it all in my head about the way this should go. That was my first mistake. (Duh. It never goes the way I think it should go.)

I read the prayer and my son fidgeted like crazy during the entire prayer.  I was frustrated with him and said that I wish he would have paid attention. (Second BIG mistake.)

Before I even finished my sentence, my son asked for the paper and grabbed a pencil.  He told me it was going to be a good thing.  Thank goodness I calmly waited to see what he was going to do with that pencil.  (It could have been anything!)

All on his own, he wrote, ” I love Jesus.”

It took all of my strength not crumble into a heap on the floor.

He WAS listening and praying.  He can fidget and pay attention at the same time.  I was completely wrong!!!!  I said a silent prayer of thanks that my son taught me the best lesson: My son is listening and God is listening.  (even when it doesn’t seem like it to me.)

Lesson learned-AGAIN.

Amy

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With autumn and the start of school, for me, there’s always a feeling of optimism.

In regard to my son, I also feel worry. My son will be in a traditional classroom this year. It is a big transition. There is so much unknown. Will he be able to handle sitting still? How will his social interactions be with other kids? Are the teachers ready for his reactions? Can he learn in spite of all his challenges?

I have to let him go and trust that he is in good hands. I have emailed and gone to meetings with the school team and made sure my guy has continued his progress throughout the summer. I have worked with therapists and doctors. And I have prayed. And will continue to do all of the things in my power for both of my kids.

Every morning, I will pick up my warrior mom mantle and keep going.

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Both of my kids are excited about going to school.  I am thankful.

Wishing you a successful school year.