Monday, September 29, 2008

Oh My, My

Wow it was a hard day. The three little ones are just crying all the time because of their teeth. Multiple times during the day I didn't think I was going to make it through. I layed on my kitchen floor praying for strength to continue with this unbelievable day. I am exhausted and I haven't been able to complete tasks today without interruptions. It makes me feel so unproductive to constantly be taken away from what I am doing to tend to who knows what. Then I look at my children as they are in pain and very sad- but not in too much pain that they can't bite or hit or smack each other-with as much love and patience and kindness as I can muster for the moment. There were a few times when I had to just walk in the backyard and close the door behind me just to hear silence for a few moments. So here I sit, releasing the tension of the day with my computer, which by the way has never once yelled at me or hit me or any of my children for that matter. Oh the computer gets the most well behaved of the day prize- hey I think I just had an idea for my kids:)

6 comments:

Holly said...

Oh Kristen,
I don't know how you do it but you are so admirable to me. I'm so sorry you had such a hard day and I'm praying that tomorrow is better for you. Isn't it a little refreshing to know that tomorrow is a new day and we can start over? It is to me sometimes and my day to day circumstances are nothing compared to yours. See you Wednesday! xoxo

Monica said...

Oh, it is so hard sometimes, is it not? Hang in there- those teeth are coming and there are better days ahead.

I'll be praying Is. 40:11 for you today, "He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young."

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

OH, I wish I could come give you a bit of a break. I admit, I step outdoors quite often just to have a quiet moment- YOU'RE NOT ALONE! Prayin' for ya!

Danielle said...

Kristen, your blog is so cute! It must be because your computer is so well behaved. These times are challenging, I know. You are definitely approaching it the right way, in prayer. If you can, try this, Focus your attention on the little ones, giving them your undivided attention, then pray for the time to complete the tasks. You might be surprised!

Genny said...

I'm so sorry that you had such a hard day. I can't even imagine that many kids crying and hurting and acting up at the same time. I will pray that today is better and that everyone is well enough to go to Moms tomorrow, cause I'm sure you need it!

4 under 4 said...

Hey there! Hope that your day tomorrow is better, I have those days too, and they seems like they never end! I love your new pictures!! Your family picture is adorable!!!! I looked at all of them, they are great!!!! Family pictures are something I dread, yet you feel so good when you see them, as if it was all worth it!!

Take care, and keep your chin up!! :)