Last week I posted how great things have been... settled, good, happy.
What I should have remembered is that obviously Mr Ugly reads my blog too and every time I openly declare goodness, he sends me ugly... gggrrr!!! ;o)
The boys have been truly testing. Both have seemed to have lost their listening ears and are just testing all waters. I know this too shall pass, but it's hard on all of us. Them because they spend lots of time in the corner or on their beds. And on us because our patience is worn thin which effects the whole house.
S is having 15 yr homonal issues... man do you remember those years? Or have a daughter at home going through it? tough stuff!
D is having a hard time with the job situation. He is working for someone else at the moment, but his man pride is hurting.
LOL so between the boys testing, S's hormones and D's ego hurting... phew... life at home is no longer settled.
I know this is just a short test. I know this too shall pass but it's hard to keep my JOY. ;o) Trying to be all happy happy joy joy when I just want to lock myself in the bathroom and dare them to come in. :o)
Ever have one of those days?
I have been spending this last week in prayer and on a journey with God. I have felt Him pruning and bending, and lifting and changing me. I feel like this angst at the house is a direct attack because I have been working on the ugly within myself.
I will continue to praise Him. I will continue to look at the good, and dog on it, I will not be ruled by Mr Ugly.
Here are some things to praise:
School is starting and all my children are excited about it.
E has now been home a full year and he's 100% better than he was 1 yr ago. MIRACLE!
E can walk up the full flight of stairs and then back down all by "hisseff".
N has a new back pack and new school supplies and is thrilled to be going to big boy school.
D is working.
S is ready for her sophomore year at school! yikes!
Z has started his 2nd year at Leadership college and is so very happy with life.
I can do 2 miles on the treadmill at 4 mph. ouch
My birthday is on Sunday and I will be surrounded but family and friends.
We are close to booking the air tickets for our mission trip for the team. SO exciting!!!!!
My God loves me... and you!
See that... life is better than good. I just needed to remind myself. ;o)