"Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope."- Romans 5: 3-4
When searching for a verse on patience, I came across this wonderful passage and knew I wanted to share today. It's a great reminder to me, that even when I'm having a rough time, to just keep pushing forward.
To be honest, I have been in a bit of a funk! I try to keep things very positive, but sometimes that's easier than others! The last few weeks have been tough. Shaun has been in a mood...oh my goodness! He has always had occasional meltdowns, been into everything and even had aggressive tendencies, but never so constantly as it has been. We've had many very public meltdowns lately (and gotten a lot of mean glares because of it), but honestly those are easiest to handle sometimes. He can scream and thrash around all he wants, but if he tries to hit me, I can simply turn his stroller so he can't. At home, it's a completely different story! When he gets in that mood, he likes to use mommy as his personal punching bag and it's very hard to stay patient and upbeat at times like these. I try my best but sometimes I just want to let the tears come. He has been having some other behavior issues as well, but that's the hardest to deal with. In the past when it has happened, I was advised to just walk away, but lately if I do this, he either follows or if it was a matter of telling him he couldn't have something, etc he goes back to trying to get it himself...which often means climbing on cabinets or other dangerous activities.
Most that know my son personally might have a hard time believing this. Usually he is such a happy kid, so full of energy and smiles, and he still is for the most part, but when he gets in these moods, he's a completely different kiddo! But in the end, I just have to keep standing my ground and do my best to stay optimistic and through this we will both be stronger.