Mommy and Daddy Bloggers Shoot the Poop: Part One

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You don’t have to be a die-hard mommy or daddy blogger to write about your family — it’s difficult not to share the hilarious yet harrowing story about your three-year-old’s decision to chop off her hair with safety scissors so she could look more like SpongeBob. (We hear the dishtowel necktie was pretty cute.)

But where are the boundary lines when writing about children? What don’t you share? What happens when they’re old enough to read your blog? What about comments critical of your parenting? What about posting photos?

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Life Lesson of a Book

Wonderful one…

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Hola blogverse ! How’s your day ? I hope everything is fine 😀

After thinking for a long time to decide which one to post on my blog first, I decide to post this one first.

First thing first (too many “first” words I know) let’s go back to the 1990’s, I will take you back to the time when I was about 5 or 7 years old, at that age, all kids love toys, they want the latest toy like adults want the latest gadget. And there was me, a little girl with inherited toys, most of my toys were “inheritance” from my older sister. I remember when my family went to my aunt’s house, there was a big cupboard full of toys, the toys which I myself wanted to have, and I couldn’t play with those toys if my cousin was around, he would not allow me to (because…

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New Beginings…Old Pain

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   I was discussing this evning with a dear friend a little about God’s forgiveness…how it is so complete~ and yet however since we are not perfect like our Lord is, that even with in that love, acceptance and completeness we can receive, there are still certian practical things that need to take place in onces heart and their actions need to, or should~line up with it when there is a repentant desire in one’s life, and the need for change.

   I am the first to share or say that I completely flub up and have many battle scars from falling flat on my face whenever I have not stayed away, or made serious and honestly purposful provisions to stay away from a sinful attitude, action or area of sin that I have struggled with in my own life.  It can cause a lot of hurt inside~as well as with in relationships, and lasting consequences that can be painful and even be used as a source for more laziness from the overwhelming realization of another failure if adjustments aren’t made in my/our behaviors.

   So as I am sharing this with you, one of the things on my mind is our children, and teens. Mine and yours…all of ours…and how to help if they go off track.

   For a period of time, and when I think it was needed the most~I got away from this very thing when it should have remained my number one priority in regard to my oldest son. For my youngest, his main issuses revalved around his health, and serious medical concerns. When he needed something, he was always cared for by doctors as well as my husband and I. He’s had many surgeries, proceedures, tests and infections…he has CF, and a g-tube. Asthma, EE and gastroparesis and went through a really difficult time eating/not eating anything by mouth for many years.  We all knew him, his body and challenges so when things were going on with him, or he’d get sick it would be often fairly obvious. Many visable/physical signs were there…vomiting, fevers, GI problems…needing antibiotics etc.

  With my older son things were different. On the outside, physically he was strong. Yet, he had things he needed as well but because they weren’t as visable and often in my view at the time would feel as though it was burried in a bad attitude, laziness or ‘behavioral issues/rebellion’ I missed many opportunities to really help him. I know I can’t take the complete blame for everything, he was older and things~when things began to really excalate, however I didn’t diligently find him the help I should have with regard to specific therapy, counseling etc. I did get them for him, but not as in-depth as I could have, had I have the proper information.  So this is one of the bigger reasons I am writting this. To share resources, hopefully get a chance to maybe in some small way offer some support in a place I wasn’t find it for years because I didn’t know the correct phrases to put into a search engine or request from a insurance company: MAL ADAPTIVE SEXUAL BEHAVIOR 

What a mess…

What a mess...

Have you ever been going through a particually difficult time in your life when even when you are reading the Word, praying or have been in fellowship at church you are still just incredbily numb? Maybe it’s just me.

One thing I have been learning and remembering constantly is we can’t trust our feelings, emotions and just what something’s ‘seeming to be’ due to the present circumstances as a accurate gauge of how deep God’s love is for us. God is always working in our lives, leading and loving us. I’ve honestly been going through some of the hardest times in my life personally in the past 20 yrs, rathr than the first 22 even though those were honestly pretty tramatic as well. It’s felt like one long series of tests, bad jokes from someone with a very dark sence of humor and in general like someone has been holding my face jsut inches away from a propeller of a airplane for several years.

Yet even through this, God’s been gental, kind, full of renewal and tons of compassion. Just an out pouring of His generosity again and again. It would almost be annoying~not on His side, but mine for my apathetic moments of letting my spritual life be so silent~ when He’s all my put a billboard sign in front of me at times saying I see you & know you’re here. I love you.

Can you relate at all?

Live by faith

Be encouraged…even the difficulties things that we face, there’s something beautiful coming around the corner we just can’t see yet. 

” We live by faith not by sight.” 2 Cor: 5: 7

Jars of Clay….

So this is kind of a big step for me to shart sharing more about some proactive ways we can help those dealing withissues regarding  abuse. Sometimes it’s scary to put stuff out there like that, but also at least to me it’s scary not to considering the cost silence has. I know this all to well.  I have included a link that I wish you would take a look at. Just go to the general statistics and it’s unreal the amount of pain from all of this. Remember, these are reported cases from a couple yrs ago even if I’m not mistaken…how many more are unreported~the number is insurmountable.  

http://www.childhelp-usa.org/pages/statistics 

   We have things that happen in our lives that are humiliating or embarrassing that we don’t want people to know about. I do know that, truly. I think that is also one of the problems many of us have at receiving Christ at face value. If you are one of the people in the world who has ever been on the receiving end of sexual or physical abuse, witnessed atrocities and have nothing in your life that even remotely has ever come close to resembling an unconditional love, forgiveness, such grace and mercy that it’s almost unbearable to attempt to conceive of? It seems so impossible. Again though, it’s not just difficult for the abused or broken to understand….but for any of us really because all of us have fallen short none of us are perfect and everyone has dreams, wishes or hopes…all has loves, hurts, falls, has short comings and fails. All have sinned, and not one of us is unscathed in this life.  One of the beautiful things is that I’ve really found to be true is that the God of all creation, who made the heavens and the earth, knows my name…purposed my life before it began and He did the same for you, for all of us. How could any human no matter what the back ground ever be able to grasp that.

 This is a beautiful verse:  “But  we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side,but not crushed; perplexed but not in despair; prosecuted; but not abandoned; struck down; but not destroyed.” 2 Cor. 4:7-9

The God of all comfort

       I am so thankful we have the infallible Word of God through the Bible for us to rely on and not our own emotions.  I don’t know where you are at in your life, what  has or hasn’t happened, but the Lord does.  Sometimes it’s still hard for me to really feel that God hears me and loves me so intimately.  I know He does, don’t get me wrong.  He’s shown me numerous times over and over countless times in my life.  Still even now, after all this time there will be moments  I’ll be hurting so much that words won’t even come and my only prayers are silent.   Also times of joy so deep that again, the words are quieted with such an awe that it’s hard to contain.

       I am I am a mom of two sons, one with  medical special needs, and my older son who has gone through a lot of emotional and psychological troubles.   I am very thankful for God’s amazing comfort and grace, and I just wanted to say thank you for reading my thoughts and feelings and please feel free to share some of yours.

     ” Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”   

2Cor 1:3-4