Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Trying Tuesday

It's been a trying day. Dave has the sore throat junk that Noah and I had last week. Knowing how bad I felt during that time, we are leaving him be as much as possible so that he can rest. Noah napped early and woke up in a WRETCHED mood. He was non-stop whiny for almost 2 hours. I decided to take the kids out of Dave's hair for awhile and we went shopping. I managed to get the groceries with only a few minor tantrums from Noah.

Dave had high hopes of playing with Noah outside to expel some of this deviant energy...however it is now raining. Good luck to the people watching him tonight during lifegroup. Dave and I are ready for the break.

Although I say it's been a trying day, I am realizing that I am adjusting to having two children. God has really upped my patience level. 4 months ago, I would be ready to sit in a corner in the fetal position rocking back and forth crying. Now, I feel that I can still go on with my day and realize that it's not the end of the world. "He's 2" "She's a newborn" are my mantras these days. This too shall pass, quicker even than I am ready. I know that when I look back on the time that has passed too quickly, I won't remember the tantrums....but all the good times that went speeding by.


Ruthie said...

Even though it can be trying it's so good that you are able to step back and realize that this time will fly... I know this last year has had its trying moments for me, but really, it seems like I just stepped off my first airplane ride to a tropical island. In reality, I'm about to step onto my last ride away... well, for now at least.

Ann said...

Yup, God definitely gives you the skills you need at the time...and it does go fast! It seems like Callie was just born, and she's what, 6 wks old? almost 7?

Kelsey said...

My mom always says "You grow with your kids." Right now I love little babies and children but am freaked out by the thought of them becoming teenagers...good to know that God gives you what you need when you need it!