2.04.2008

There's a bluebird on my shoulder...

I have been having some problems with Jakob lately. He is very strong-willed (hmmm, wonder where he gets it from?) and just hasn't been behaving very well. It's very frustrating to me since I know he can behave, and has done so many times before.

Yesterday, my little brother James was hanging out with us and I was telling him a little about it. He gave me some really good advice...something that I really needed to hear. He told me that I need to be thanking God for this trial, and asking Him to help me grow and use it as a stepping stone to gain a closer relationship with Christ. Because yes, Jakob is my earthly son, but more importantly, his is a child of God. HELLO! Yes, this was from my LITTLE brother...he is so wise. I don't think he even realizes it sometimes.

So, I have resolved to work more on changing myself, instead of trying to force my little sweet 5-year-old to act the way I want him to. I hope it works!

One of the conditions we gave Jakob because of his behavior over the past few days was that every day after lunch, he needed to have some "quiet time." Now, if that turns into a nap, that's fine by me! So, right now he's laying on my bed singing "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah" and it's just making me smile. I hope this "quiet time" thing helps him mellow out a little bit, as well as me!!

6 comments:

Steve & Tiffany said...

What a wise brother! I needed to hear that too! Sometimes being a mom is bittersweet! I needed your brother's words of wisdom! Today was the pits! So thank you for sharing!

Leyla... said...

I really needed to hear that too! I struggle with my 5 year old a lot. Hang in there - you're a great mom!

The Kikuchi's said...

I still think of James as being in Junior High! Obviously he has turned out to be an amazing man! I love it!

Feather Fam. said...

Shari and Brad! So I am searching to find people I know in this blog world and came across you guys! Cute family! I am excited to show Jeff the update on Brad...

Feather Fam. said...

Shari and Brad! So I am searching to find people I know in this blog world and came across you guys! Cute family! I am excited to show Jeff the update on Brad...

Kristie K. said...

What a great way to look at it... I don't know if i would have thought of it that way...but it IS a great way to view a new "challenge". i will try to store that away.