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35 Y/O wife to Tim and mom to Emma,Noah,Caleb, Stella and 2 babies in Heaven.Trying to walk in the path of the Lord and carrying my family with me. I love our 1902 home we purchased more 10 years ago. It is constantly evolving and goes through whatever changes my little heart desires. I love vintage treasures and I'm always on the hunt for them! My hope is that this blog will be a constant scrapbook for my family and home,a place to make new friends and just somewhere to lay out my thoughts,even if they aren't beautiful or inspiring. XoXo-Nikki

Thursday, October 13, 2011

in which I feel as though I've hit a parenting wall

 See these kids? I love them in a way I never knew existed till I held them. I think about them and just smile that God entrusted me to be their mom and I pray I'm doing right by them.

I love them so very much I think I'm gonna burst. They are awesome. Each of them in their very own way. Each bringing special gifts and talents to our family.

Today one of these guys faced disappointment. The kind a mama can't fix for them. The kind where your heart aches for them and you fumble for the right words. The kind where you pray that your kid handles it gracefully.The kind where mom feels as though she's hit a brick wall on the road of parenting.

 The kind where Daddy just wants to take them out and try to do something to lift their spirits. The kind where Daddy is angry that his child is sad but really,there's no one to be angry at. Daddy has hit that brick wall too.

And so at the end of the day,after you've cooked their favorite meal (pumpkin pasta) and gave them lots of hugs you can feel a bit better and so will they.Then ya give them some encouragement and listen...leading to the point where they decide to smile and tell you they love you and they just keep trucking with some dignity.(I know,I'm being awfully vague!! sorry!) Well then mama's stress levels go down and she doesn't feel like running to the nearest chocolate cake like she did earlier ;)

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