Ever have one of those days where you just want to close your eyes go back to bed and start over? Today is my day. It hasn't been horrible, just tons of little things one after another. It was all in a span of two hours and I'm happy to say all kids are in bed and I'm relaxing and trying to get my heart rate down.
- Woke up Story to find this in her bed …………. Yes that's a picture frame that was previously on her night stand and yes it is broken and yes that is glass. Lovely. Not sure how this went down, but pretty certain a child, or anyone for that matter, should be sleeping in glass.
- Kids were playing cars in the house and things got a little out of control and the truck crashed with the dogs water bowl and shattered it. Again, not a big deal, just one thing after another!
- As breakfast was cooking I hear a huge crash and think Story has fallen out of her chair only to find that she has knocked another chair off and broken the top of!
- After breakfast I take Story potty and she doesn't go. I remember that and decide we'll try again in 10 min. Five minutes later I find her under the table (her favorite place to do the deed) pooping and peeing everywhere. She demanded that I not look and that it was just water! LOVELY. I threw out the underwear. No desire to clean that out!
- I get a phone call from my dad to tell me that him and my mom are heading to hospital because he blacked out and nearly passed out and blood pressure was high. Not feeling well and wanted to go to make sure it was nothing bad. I got that feeling in my stomach that I felt in January when I had a phone call just like that telling me my mom was in the ER having a heart attack. Not the phone calls you want to hear.
- Then a simple time out for Amos led to 40 minutes of drama. Time out's. Holding. Fighting me. Screaming. Pulling out my hair. Pinching me. It was for sure an “Amos episode” as we call them and we haven't had one in weeks, maybe even months. I hate them. They drain me physically and emotionally. It is as if it's not him and the look in his eyes is scary. Then all of a sudden it's over and he melts into my body and stops fighting. I HATE them for him and for me. The pain and hurt that leads him there breaks my heart and makes me mad at the same time. Yes that's a bit of the hair that I pulled from his hands after he pulled my hair out. Lovely! I was so calm. I was proud of myself!
- After the episode Aaron calls (he has been calling during the episode but I couldn't answer) to tell me he was in a car wreck. Oh lovely. My heart drops again. He says he is fine but the car is not extremely bad, but not good either. Did I mention he was driving to pick up his car that was left in Austin last night because it wouldn't start. Lovely. Oh and also did I mention that in the past month both of the handles have fallen off of our doors to the van. Oh lovely! I say I'm just trying to keep people from car jacking me when I'm out and about! We have always said we will drive this car until it falls about. We just might be on our way
Bless your sweet heart, Jamie. I want to pray for you right now.
Dear God bless this sweet woman and her husband as they try to follow you and raise up their 4 wonderful children that You so graciously gave them. Guard their hearts and give both of them strength, grace, and patience to deal with glass sleepers, under table poopers, panic attacks, everyday drama, etc.
Bless both Aaron and Jamie on this exciting yet tiring road they’re on (a road most people would never willingly take) and let them always keep their eyes on You and remember You even when their hair is being pulled out, both literally and figuratively. Amen.
grace – THANK YOU!
Praying that the remainder of Labor day will be better. You will certainly look back on Labor Day 2010 as it was truly a day of labor. Praying for blessings to come from some of todays events. Glad Aaron was not hurt in the accident and I know what a hassel accidents can be. Thankful Storie was not injured as just the thought of her laying with broken glass is scary. Praying that test result will all be negative for your father. Praying that the “Amos episodes” will be far and few between. I can’t even imagine how exhausting and discouraging they must be for you as a mom. When I read your post my heart goes out to you and I am grateful to lift you up to the Father who is best equipped to comfort, guide, and fill you with all you need. If you ever need a hug give me a call. Thankful this season you are in will soon pass and I pray that your obedience and steadfastness will be abundantly rewarded.
Jamie… I want to cry. Hon, you’ve had one bad day, girl.
You AND Rachel. :'(
You two are really taking the hits from the enemy. Sweetie, I’m so sorry – you are quite a woman
and you sound like you have dealt brilliantly with it all. But still…
I’ll have you on my mind and in my prayers, hon.
Oh, Jamie, I am so sorry about your morning. Did everything turn out ok with your dad? I know how scary those calls can be. I have had two this year, and I’m praying for no more…at least not until I’m on the same continent as my family.
thanks sarah. he is okay. being monitored by his family doctor. weird. i hate those calls. scary!