Wednesday, May 12, 2010

It's Not Hailing and They Are Crying

What a week, and it's only Wednesday. Tonight ends in a funny way like last night. I would cry, but I think I used them all up last night. My children are making up for it though. My word, it would take a book (that probably wouldn't sell anyway) to describe the many ways that the little ones have of... let's see, how do you say...."pushing it to the MAX" in a polite way. Well, I'll leave it at that. One of them got up from nap and asked me to help with buttoning a shirt and I literally thought, "How long before I have to discipline him again". It was only 3 minutes before we were back "at it".  We have used our time out rugs more times than I can count. One of my little ones came home with quite a bit of wounding and the sad thing is, it becomes a weapon at today, which of course, was not what I needed.  And to make things even worse, Steve and I are not having a "warm and fuzzy week". 
So, again I risk being open about my day, because, surely, I'm not the only one that has them....
and I'm sorry, I don't have any pictures for this blog...I haven't had time to photograph cow chips (poo) lately.  Forgive me please, if I have offended you....I love you all...and may be that is why I share my "real" day. No hail, but some tears....I'm going to go wipe up what I can....


  1. thanks for being real, shonni. praying:)

  2. Hugs precious friend!

    Oh do I have days like this right now too - our 3 youngest are TOUGH TOUGH TOUGH - did I mention TOUGH?

    I praise God His grace is enough and that His mercies are new in the morning. I look forward to them when I have a bad day!

    Praise Him tonight and just rest in His unfailing love for you and your family!

    Praying before I head off to sleep now!

  3. Honestly if they sense we are struggling they fall apart. I guess it's their turn now.

    You are a hard working Mom. You need a little pampering time - maybe some chocolate, candles and a bubble bath? Then a good book and a comfy chair with a blanket. Oh course all this happens after they are all in bed at which time you are totally exhausted and just want to fall in bed yourself.

    Hmmm, I'm not much help...

  4. ((((((((BIG HUG))))))))))) I will be praying for you and your family!
    I am so sorry you are going through the fire....
    but having said that, thank you so much for sharing.... because honestly I see this beautiful woman of God who is an amazing wife, mother and daughter of God and glorifies Him....
    as much as I don't want you to be going through all this it actually ministers to me knowing I am not the only one who feels like I am "loosing it" from time to time.... sometimes I am so "fleshly" I feel like Jabba the Hut as I throw a pity party.
    Stay the coarse my friend..... Jesus has you.... He has all of you and He will get you through....

    And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
    Galatians 6:9
    He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31 NIV

  5. My five year old granddaughter Logan and my three year old daughter Ciara F.I.G.H.T constantly! Some days it seems like all I'm doing is refereeing, separating and/or punishing them, not in that order, and I just cannot wait until the day will end...and it does eventually...only to start anew the next morning with what I thought I put to bed the night before. It's mind numbingly exhausting at times.

    And then it was spring and the doors came open and they went outside, lol, and I was granted a reprieve for a time.

    Then it got cold and rainy again and more of the same...ugh, but we persevere and before we know it they're all grown up and we're wondering how that happened and we just want them little again.

    Hang in there, Shonni! We serve an Awesome God who is working this out for their benefit and ours, too!

  6. So. Right. There. With. You.

    I have my challenging kiddos ... my challenging days ... my challenging weeks. Sometimes don't you just wish you could all go back to bed and "Start Over"? Erase the last few plays of the game (hours of your day) and have a "Do Over"?

    Big Hugs!

    Laurel :)

  7. Thanks for being honest. It makes the rest of us feel like we are normal.

    Praying that the Lord will give you comfort and strength.


  8. Shonni, Love you Sister!! We have never met face to face but I think we would be good friends.

    We are having one of those weeks too. I think I have gone to bed with a sore throat every night this week from yelling. Please know that you are not alone. We have not chosen an easy job to love the hurting. Praise God HE sustains us!!

  9. Thanks for keeping it two aren't warm and fuzz ALL the time???? :) Hang in there!!

  10. Ohhh honey! I'm so with you!! Last night I was so disappointed when I finally got some quiet time and in came my hubby and 16 year old - turning on all the lights and getting food. :) All I wanted was to finish my bowl of ice cream in private! :)
    Love you babe! Praying you get through this rough patch soon!

  11. Praying for you. Thanks for being real!


  12. oh I pray today is a new day and all is well and you feel strengthened and refreshed!
    Maybe they have a bit of cabin fever? A good long hike somewhere to get them wore out?:)

  13. Well, I think we all have these kinda days, or WEEKS, sometimes! Thinking and praying for you!

    Much Love,

  14. well it is 11:26 here and I am STILL up. It is finally quiet on the kid front but I feel like I had to morph into a dril seargent to make it happen. Yes, the "not warm and fuzzy" is happening here too. Not good. AND YES! The kids get it, then everyone decides to put on the 'hey lets stir up some trouble" pants at the same time. I have 5. Not 10,or 12. But somehow they felt like more today. And I wished for a knight in shining armor. Or a magic wand. Or a fairy godmother. Non of which showed up. I will be praying for you and me both! meanwhile for the sweet sleep we probably both so badly need.

  15. Oh my dearest friend,

    Whew, the road to having many kids sure is NOT an easy one, is it??? I sooooooo understand. I have so many days like that--when I cannot wait for the day to just darn well be over an done with. Praise God that His mercies ARE new every morning. I am so thankful for that--and for YOU!

    Thank you for wearing your precious heart on your sleeve. I love you heaps.

    PS: Go on a date with your hubby! Have some precious moments together.


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