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Friday, March 18, 2011

Run Forrest...Run

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"Life is like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you're gonna get," especially in our house.  

What I have found since we started Blue on this new med so far is that he still falls apart, but it's a little easier to put him back together.   

After such a fun day on Saturday, Sunday morning Blue tried the whole hiding in the bathroom routine because when we woke up there were clouds.  As he was cursing God for hating him and making his life miserable...the sun was already starting to burn through the clouds.  God must have heard him. 

He refused to notice the sun coming through.  Instead, he proceeded to tantrum verbally, telling us all off with a few choice words.  My mom chimed in, "That boy needs a good spanking."  Of course, I ignore her.  It got underneath my skin, but I kept it there.

Instead of spanking him as prompted by my mother, I follow him up to his room where he is laying on the floor crying.  I begin to pray with, for and over him -aloud,  in a very soothing tone of voice. 

"Lord, please help him to feel the love I have for him in his heart.  Give him peace.  Give him strength.  Help him to see all the love that surrounds him -the love of his family, the love of his friends, the love of the teachers who help him.  Help him to feel the support that he has.  Please give him peace in his mind, in his heart and in this home.  Help us all Lord.  Give us strength. Please give him peace.  Let him feel peace."  
With that, his tears stop falling.   His body relaxed.  The tension melted like butter.

Do you believe in miracles? 

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6 comments:

  1. i'm not a miracle-believing sort of person. but after reading your posts, i'm definitely open to the possiblity. that's the power of a blog like yours: you realize, anything is possible, beneficial changes can happen.

    so...thank you for this post. hope things are continuing to go well.

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  2. M-

    My faith is full of doubt, but when you're at your wits end -you need something to hold on to. I was raised in a very religious home. Too religious in fact. As a result -I am spiritual, not religious.

    Thanks as always for reading. Your comment means the world to me.

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  3. Hi, I'm a new follower. I have an 8 year old son who has Asperger's. I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts

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  4. Hi Karla -thanks for reading and following!

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  5. Absolutely! I think one of the best releases for parents who are raising these difficult children, is prayer.

    I can't imagine getting along without it, and we have seen many small miracles along the way!

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  6. Hmmm, I have never done the prayer thing but I can see why your lovely words were soothing for your son. Much more soothing than a spanking :) Hang in there :) elli

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