Sunday, September 4, 2011

Day 246 - Lord grant me the patience

This morning Mom and I packed up the kiddos and headed to Church.  Usually, Laila and I go to Church  while Manik and Jai hangout at home.  Laila is easy as pie.  She is perfectly quiet and sits pretty still for a two year old.  I never have to sit in the cry room or issue warnings and such....but this morning we took Jai and it was a totally different ball game.  We sat in the cry room because he is just too busy too much "boy" to be expected to behave in the regular congregation!  I was ready to pull my hair out 20 minutes in and by 45 minutes both kiddos were being escorted to the car by a very frustrated and angry mom.  I hate losing my temper but losing my temper in Church is a low.  The one place where I should be at peace and instead I am ready to pull my hair out.   The cry room is almost the worst place to be, I think the kids feed off each other not to mention get ideas from one another.  They probably just look at each other and say hey have your tried this yet, yeah my mom hates this!  You should give it a try see if it works on your mom too!
God was probably saying yeah, here we go and now lets see how she handles this challenge.  FAIL!  
All I have to say is this...
God grant me the serenity, to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.  And next time I am leaving Jai at home!


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