Life and being thankful

This week has been a week of sickness. I started it off with one of the worst UTI's I've had. Tyler went late Monday night to the store for me to get some more pain relief even thought he didn't feel good. We didn't know it at the time but Tyler had strep throat. He was so sick he was in bed most of the week. Brig ended the week with strep throat. I have had a lot of time to ponder things this week as I laid around and awake. Whenever I'm sick it makes me so grateful for when I'm not. I am so thankful that I am healthy most of the time. It made me so grateful for my sweet kids. Spencer knew that I wasn't feeling good and I was getting up to clean and he insisted that I sit down and he cleaned for me. Spencer is such a great son. I feel so blessed to be his mother.

Austin has been quite a challenge this week. Whenever he doesn't get his way it turns into a tantrum. I love Austin so much and I wish I knew the right things to do to help him. I've been listening to a song a lot and it helps me as I deal with him. It is called Hang on and it is by Plumb. Here are the lyrics:

hang on when the water is rising
hang on when the waves are crashing
hang on just don't ever let go

i'm so stubborn, it's how i got here
so alone, feels like forever
wanna swim away
and breath the open air
I feel so afraid
then I hear you say

hang on when the water is rising
hang on when the waves are crashing
hang on just don't ever let go

I'm so hungry, how can I stay here
I'm starving for what I hold so dear
like a huricane
takes everything
from me, wake me from this dream

hang on when the water is rising
hang on when the waves are crashing
hang on just don't ever let go
hang on when you are barely breathing
hang on when your hearts still beating
hang on just don't ever let go

three days, thirty years
so hopeless doesn't matter
don't say it's too late
if you blink your eyes
the sun is rising
the sun is rising

hang on when the water is rising
hang on when the waves are crashing
hang on just don't ever let go
hang on when you are barely breathing
hang on when your hearts still beating
hang on just don't ever let go

This song reminds me to Hang on. I know in the next moment Austin will return to his sweet self. Today Austin was a great kid, he cleaned his room without me asking and he helped me. I just wish I knew how to deal with him on the difficult days, which are quite a few right now.

Hailey is her usual self. Most of the time she is a sweet fun little girl. Yesterday she went to a birthday party and I took her to pick out a present in the morning. She thought it was so fun. She picked out a pink fluffy valentines bear that said Be Mine. I knew she would pick something like that.

Ethan has also been quite a challenge lately. I think he's been hanging around Austin too much. Actually I think he just has the same problem as Austin. I don't know how to deal with his tantrums either.

Brig is a fun little guy. He keeps taking his diaper off. He doesn't like to be poopy or wet so the second he pees he takes his diaper off. He climbs out of his crib every morning when he gets up and if I don't close his door when I put him to bed. He also really likes to eat vitamin C's. I take vitamin C almost every day and when I get mine he says "min min" for vitamin.

Comments

That's a nice song!
You do a great job handling your kids. We have hard days with kids too!
Spencer is growing up so fast! Another year a half, and he'll be a deacon!
Debbie D said…
So sorry you had all that sickness going on. I'm glad you're on the mend though. And children can be so trying at times. It's hard some days to hang on, but what a great song to help you remember. Sometimes at our house we use the when-then method. For example "WHEN your clothes are hung up and the dirty ones put in the laundry basket, THEN you can go to your friends house." It tells your kids what task/s they need to complete before they can do what they would like to do. Maybe it will help your kids. If not, sorry. Just think in the eternal perspective, "This too shall pass". Hang in there Jenny *hugs*.

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