Calling all bakers

Grace is working on her three entries for “Kids Baking Championship” on the FoodNetwork. 

   
 

Max drawings

Max and Daddy skiing 

  He left this for Carl on his nightstand. 

Parenting in the trenches

Parenting with a child with attachment issues is something that one can never really truly be fully prepared.

Waking up every morning and going to sleep every night knowing that EVERY conversation or interaction is being manipulated in some shape or form is exhausting.

We are 3/4 the way through ten 3 hour therapy sessions – all in a three week window. The Family Attachment Center is where we are currently seeking therapy.   We start our last three sessions this week. (Please pray for me because tomorrow  and Wednesday I have to drive to the cities by myself  because Carl is in D.C.) It feels as if we went two steps forward and seven steps backwards.

I feel more hopeful and discouraged all in the same breath.  It is a breath of fresh air to be able to talk to therapists who understand what is truly going on at home, but at the same time he one of the more challenging cases.

I know that God has not left me in the trenches alone.   He is not surprised by all of this.  He is sanctifying me while parenting.  He has given me a great community of believers coming along side of me to pray and to hold my  family up in these trials.  I am so thankful his mercies are new every morning.  May I stand firm on that truth this week.

Jack quote

“My nose feels like it has a sore throat.”

Lake

We spent a beautiful day at the lake. We sure missed our Daddy today.  

    
   

Star Wars 

Max earned himself a Star Wars blanket by staying in his own bed for over 30 nights in a row. Best $14.99 that I’ve spent in a long time.  

 It was an awesome day to go on a special date with his Dad.  

  

Lake weekend

We spent the weekend enjoying the lake. 

Our closing to family church was a nice walk. 

  

Silas Quote

“You know I don’t tell you this very often, but you are one of the better mom’s that I have had.”

Coming from him, I will take this as a huge compliment.

Jack Quote:

We were getting ready on Saturday for the Walk for Life, Jack walks in and says, “Dad can you wear pants that I can recognize because last time I accidentally hugged another person’s leg.”

Forgotten water fight 

I forgot to share that while I was at the commencement on Friday, Sarah came over with her girls to hang out. Her son, Jack, stopped in for a quick water fight.  
 
I hope when my boys are teenagers that they will go have a water fight with a bunch of elementary school boys.