We had a rough afternoon. It was a meltdown day. Living with a child with impulse issues can be very challenging at times. We had one of those times. It’s a little like having a toddler…in the body of a teenager. He is a clever boy, but like most kids his age, he’s not nearly as clever as he thinks.
There may have been misunderstanding. I may have been close to meltdown myself. But I stood my ground. And I hold on to that. I back down or question myself way too often.
But it was hard. Last week was a crazy, and this left me feeling alone and confused. I’m not always like that. I’m much more a glass half full kind of person. Always looking for the silver lining. A regular Pollyanna. But occasionally the dark clouds of anger, frustration, and fear blot out my sunshine. Today was one of those days. And when I looked outside, real clouds were blotting out the sunshine which had me pulling out the sandals this morning. Big raindrops splatting on my deck. And I prayed. “God, if there was ever a day I needed a rainbow, today is the day.” I needed to be reminded of His promises. I needed to be reminded He is still in control, even when my life seems to be falling apart.
I looked to the sky and guess what I saw there?
I smiled with tears in my eyes and said “Thank you.”