Sunday, March 27, 2011

Today's Positive Thought :)

Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress and working together is success.

I feel that this could be looked at a few different ways. Ok, a couple anway.
1st I thought about how it relates to marriage.
2nd I thought about how it relates to seeing a psychiatrist or therapist. If you don't work together you don't get anywhere, or any better.

I hope everyone has a wonderful and Blessed Sunday!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Today's Positive Verse

“Search for the Lord and for his strength; continually seek him.”

~ 1 Chronicles 16:11

Friday, March 25, 2011

Today's Positive Quote

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned. So as to accept the one that is waiting for us.

~  Joseph Campbell

From Kids Come First Coalition

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Today's Positive Verse

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
~ Romans 15:3

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"It must be me."

Blame...we all do it.

As a mom of a special needs child ( I still have a hard time saying that.) you know that we tend to blame ourselves for everything involving our children.
You also know that other people blame you for your childs "behavior". I know we have all hear it. "Why can't you control your kid?", "What kind of parent are you to let your child behave like that?", "He doesn't act like that here, so it has to be the home environment...".

My brain knows that it is not my fault. My brain tells me (yells at me) that it is not my fault. The problem is that my heart does not believe it. As a mom in general we blame ourselves or worry about all the "wrong" things we have done while parenting (cause you know we are supposed to be perfect parents!). As a special needs mom I blame myself everyday. Every battle, every rage, every threat of running away or killing himself, every time he cries "Why can't I just be normal like the rest of the kids?".

Just when I thought I was doing okay with not blaming myself (my husband is a wonderful supporter), I got it from his "new" psychiatrist today. I wanted to walk out of her office and cry. Of course I had to be strong, he was with me. So instead of going to the mall we came straight home (I think that mall would have been a disaster anway now that I think about it!). She told me that he would have less anxiety if I spent more time with him. When?!?!?! When he is in the middle of hitting me because he is not getting his way? When he is swearing at me and telling me how awful I am because he has to clean his room, take a shower, do homework, whatever is setting him off at that time?!

I do try to spend good time with him, however, it usually ends up bad. I did or said something "wrong" to set him off again.

I will not blame myself as I go to bed tonight. It is not anything I have done to make these things happen. I will not cry when I go to bed. I did my best today and right now, that is all that matters. Everyone can tell us it is not our fault, we didn't "do" anything to cause this, it us ourselves we need to tell these things to.

I thank all of the friends I have made through various blogs, groups, social networks, etc... for all your support and non blaming ways! If I not had all of you, I would probably be in a hospital instead of fighting with him.

Today's Late Positive Verse

" May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you."

~ Psalm 33:22

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Today's Positive Verse

God is our protection and our strength. he always helps in times of trouble.
~ Psalm 46:1

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Today's Positive Verse

In light of yesterday being 3-16 and because I didn't think of this then, here you are...

For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life.
~ John 3:16

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Today's Positive Psalm

Great peace have those who love your
law; nothing can make them stumble.
~ Psalm 119:165

Monday, March 14, 2011

Today's Positive Verse

God is not a God of confusion but a God of peace...
~ 1 Corinthians 14:33a

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Today's Positive Psalm

I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.
~ Psalm 4:8

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Today's Positive Verse

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
~ 1 Peter 5:7

Friday, March 11, 2011

Earthquake and Tsunami

Prayers go out to everyone involved in this tragic crisis.
Image: Video still from NHK coverage of the earthquake & tsunami in Japan (Courtesy of NBC News)

Today's Positive Verse

For whatever is born of God is victorious over the world; and this is the victory that conquers the world, even our faith.
~ 1 John 5:4

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Today's Positive Psalm

Evening, and morning, and noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. He hath delivered my soul in peace...
~ Psalm 55:17

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Today's Positive Verse

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the holy spirit.
~ Romans 15:13

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Today's Positive Verse

'I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid. I will remove savage beasts from the land, and the sword will not pass through your country."
~Leviticus 26:6

Monday, March 7, 2011

News to me!

I always try to be super mom, super wife, cook, house cleaner, you name it I try to do everything, too much and all at the same time.
Naturally this doesn't work. My husband has been trying to tell me this for years. With 4 kids, it didn't take long for me to realize that I am not super mom. I have moments where I wish I was, but I know I am not.
When I started blogging, my intention was to try to do a major blog with everything I enjoy and what is important to me. I had difficulty making that flow, so I added two more blogs.
There are days where I cannot even make it on this one let alone do what I need to for my other ones. I think I have written 3 posts on one blog~that one has become combines with this one~for my sanity. I need these positive thoughts.
The next blog I started was my saving money and super shopping in my area. I liked this one, I love to shop and have no money to, so how perfect!
When I tried a blog challenge, I found myself so overwhelmed by what I already was behind in doing that I never participated. See, I was trying to be a super blogger! One that knew nothing about it at that!
Therefore I have come to the conclusion that I need to concentrate on one blog.
With everything going on my home, I know in my heart this is the one I need to concentrate on for awhile. This one holds my heart. It's about my son, myself, my family and trying to keep sane amongst it all.

Today's Positive Verse

It is by faith that we have to live, not by what we can actually see.
~ 2Corinthians 5:7

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Today's Positive Verse

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
~ Philippians 4:7

Friday, March 4, 2011

Today's Positve Verse

"The LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace."
~ Numbers 6:25-26

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Today's Positive Psalm

The Lord says, "I will make you wise and show you where to go. I will guide you and watch over you"
~ Psalm 32:8

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Today's Positive Verse

“God gives me power when I am worn out and strength when I am weak.”
~ Isaiah 40:29

From K-LOVE Morning Show Facebook fan page.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Today's Positive Verse

The Lord shall fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.
~Exodus 14:14

In the begining of the year K-LOVE (Christian radio station I listen to) was talking about picking one word to concentrate on for the year.
My word was peace. For so many reasons peace fit and everytime I thought I would choose a different word, peace kept coming back. It just fit. It seemed as though God wanted me to concentrate on that word.

After everything that has heppened in the last 2-3 weeks and especially last night, this one just brought tears to my eyes when I saw it this morning.
It is truly hard to remember that God is there helping us when things are difficult.
Many Blessings to you and may PEACE be with you :)