Friday, May 4, 2012

Thankful Thursday: hitting a rough patch

Hello there! Right now, things are not going so well in my little household. We are experiencing some difficulties feeding Arielle again. 

While the new bottle teats are helping; the problem is not entirely resolved. Most feeds are taking one hour and we feel as if we are treading on thin ice every few hours. Feeding her, I will say, requires a great deal of observation as to what makes her tick, fine-tuning along the way and an enormous amount of patience. I imagine that if patience is a rubber band; my rubber band is presently stretched till nearing it's elasticity limit. Breaking point is not too far off. I reckon this is when i have to, all the more, put on the armour of praise. And I have so so thankful for the support that I get from the Husband and my cell members. 

The Husband, who sits me down and probes gently to get me talking, to listen and to advice, to support and to encourage, to reassure that we are one body doing this parenting thing together. The cell members present at meeting tonight are all ahead of me in terms of parenthood experiences, lending a listening ears and sharing little anecdotes of how they lost it too, at some point or another. Knowing from the more experienced mothers that they had their moments of feeling at their worse makes me feel, well, not so bad about myself. 

Most of all, it is especially comforting to know that God is at work, not to make things easier but rather, to make me feel better and to equip me to better handle the challenge. 

I think I am in the midst of picking myself  up. Now, what are you thankful for today? I love to hear from you.

3 comments:

June said...

I'm thankful for the little everyday joys that God uses to tell me that He's watching over us and He will truly provide. I hope things get better with Arielle's feeding soon. :)

MamaJ said...

Oh dear, sorry to hear about the feeding problems. Big hugs to you, its not easy to manage 2 esp if the little one is difficult! Hang in there and keep trusting God to see you through!

Ruth said...

How has feeding Arielle been since you posted this? Hope things are getting better!