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Friday, 1/10/14

Friday, January 10, 2014

Woke up happy knowing the day was going to be spent at home! Happiness got derailed about 10 a.m. when Isaac chose certain behaviors during math and it took me a bit to get the emotions turned back around for myself. It's been a rough couple of days with him, and I'm just being transparent here, but the lack of respect and appearance of not caring towards the main caregiver that comes with autism just breaks me down occasionally. It's hard to get past the feeling side and move to logic at times.

Did make a trip to the library this afternoon which will allow me to stay home all morning while the family is gone as I do not have any other errands was home from Bountiful Basket. Looking forward to bringing that box home! Have missed those awesome fruits and veggies for a couple of weeks while they took a break.

One thing I brought home from the library was "Just Dance" for the Wii and Maegann and I had fun with that for a little while. Had wanted to try it out for a different type of exercise so we'll see if the fun wears off quickly or not.

Posted a few more things on Craigslist (started cleaning some things in the basement) and hopefully they'll be gone soon. The sewing table in the entryway is piled high!

We didn't get the rain/snow that was predicted again today and was thankful as Isaac and I spent some time trying to shovel off some of the slush on our asphalt to the garage area. Still have a long way to go! Made the mistake of not shoveling in November when we had our first snowfall. Oh well!

BL Challenge - Team Emerald: Finished up our fourth weigh-in this afternoon and we had a decent week overall. Way to go Emeralds!!!!

What Are You Waiting For?

I waited patiently for the Lord. He turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the pit of destruction, out of the sticky mud.
He stood me on a rock and made my feet steady.
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.
Many people will see this and worship him. Then they will trust the Lord.
Happy is the person who trusts the Lord, who doesn’t turn to those who are proud or to those who worship false gods.
Lord my God, you have done many miracles. Your plans for us are many.
If I tried to tell them all, there would be too many to count.
(Psalm 40)

We wait for everything. For the dryer to finish. For our husbands to get home. For the phone to ring. For the baby to wake. For the mail to come. For a car to pull up, returning our child safely home. For a job. For answers to prayer.

With so much experience, we’re remarkably unskilled at waiting well. Waiting seems to us a colossal waste of time.

But the fact is that while we are waiting, God is working. To move us where he wants us to be. To readjust the lives of others so that his ultimate desires will be fulfilled. To bring about what will make us eventually Christlike, though not necessarily immediately comfortable.

What are you waiting for? And more to the point, how well are you waiting for it?

(This devotion is from the NIV Mom's Devotional Bible by Zondervan.)
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    I have that Bible too! Sorry about Isaac causing you problems. Sending hugs and prayers! Have a great weekend!
    1623 days ago
    Since the autistic has trouble relating to others' feelings, I suspect a large part of the behaviors are motivated by wanting their own way and not seeing how they are affecting others!
    1623 days ago
  • DNRAE1
    Bless you, Janet. Autism is so difficult for so many families. Take care.
    1623 days ago
    Your days and heart are full. God bless your for sharing His word.
    1623 days ago
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