Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Lately.....

I am feeling a little discouraged today. To give you a recap of the last week. My step-son has been difficult at his mother's house. She has asked us to take him a few times in the last few months. He is too big for her to physically handle him and he is acting out. So with Harry being gone, I agreed to take him, but it had to be for a minimum of 6 months. So Sept. 2nd, we will reevaluate, but for now I will be getting guardianship of him. Last week went GREAT at home, and he had a little trouble at school. yesterday he had a great day at school, and we had a difficult night.

Let me just say he didn't come to the van after school like he was supposed to, which only escalated from there. He referred to me as his fake mom yesterday. Let me just say I am very frustrated with his mother, and am trying to keep that under control. He did great with the schedule and rules last week, but I feel like I am trying to redo the last 8 years of learning all at once. I was telling God last night that I am so weary, and He whispered a reminder in my ear "Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."

Okay. We really can't do this without You. And we can absolutely apply Your Word when the going gets tough. So there's a little prayer request for you. Trying to find just the right balance.

5 comments:

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Woman, I've said it before, and I'm gonna say it again...you amaze me.

You're such a mighty warrior in a cute petite little body :)

I'm praying for you in all your current life circumstances...that Galations verse just nails it...if we do not give up.

Darin knows how much you love him, without a doubt...doesn't mean he won't make you prove it ;)

Love you girlie. And miss you too.

Tina said...

I will pray for you Amie. I know it can't be easy. It will probably take a while to get through to him. Way to go on the minimum of 6 month thing. Praying you will see a difference soon....

Heth said...

That's rough stuff. You are right, that Galatians verse is spot on. That doesn't make it easy though. Praying for you.

jenni said...

Hey girl... hang in there. I've heard a saying that can be twisted a little to fit this situation... his issues didn't start in a day and they won't be fixed in a day. God has opened this door for a reason... He will give you the strength, patience, and wisdom you need to handle this. You can stop by after dropping him off at school or before you pick him up anytime if you need to talk. Praying for you and love you!!!!

chris said...

It will take time, but he will see that his "fake" mom has REAL love and encouragement for him. You will become a place where he can be real and know he's still loved. Prayin for you to see with spiritual eyes and much discernment.