Thursday, May 08, 2008

Thankful Thursday

OK, I know there is a "thing" out there in Blogland called Thankful Thursday. I don't know where it originates, and I have never officially participated in it before. But this morning I sat down to have my quiet time with such a thankful heart, and as I started writing in my journal I remembered today's Thursday, and I thought, Ah, yes! Thankful Thursday. That's what today is!

So what is it which has me so thankful today? Well, I went into Matthew's room this morning to gather his laundry and I saw his pull-up on the floor. I called to him to come and get it so he could put it in the trash, and as I looked closer at the pull-up I noticed something unusual.

It was dry!

I said, "Matthew! Your pull-up is dry!" And I gave him a great big hug.

Matthew will be eight years old in a week, and trying to get him to be dry through the night has been a long road. Within the past week we have started trying a new thing - a hormone/medicine which is delivered through a nasal spray. I have heard other people have had success with this spray, but we tried the pills several months ago and they didn't seem to help.
But this morning, Matthew's pull-up was bone dry.

I have hope.

And I am thankful!

I am also thankful that another one of my "waits" is almost over. Saturday is the day I get to speak for a Mother's Day Luncheon. I have given a couple previews of my talk in previous posts, (Here and here, in case you missed them.) and I am so looking forward to sharing this message with these women. I am also thankful for the confidence I have that none of my planes will need to be de-iced on this trip, so I am not concerned about late flights.

I know God is fully in control and He has been preparing me for this event, as well as the women who will be in attendance. And for that, I am also thankful.
If you think about me Saturday morning, please pray for me - that I would communicate clearly and effectively, and that I would be sensitive to the Spirit's leading as I interact with women throughout the meeting. Pray also for the women who will be listening - that God would continue to prepare their hearts, and they would be open to whatever He wants to say to them.

Thank you so much, dear friends. You are a blessing to me!

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8 comments:

realworldmartha said...

My 11 year old has struggled with this. it is so hard on them!

luvmy4sons said...

May your trip be smooth sailing and your message be anointed!

km said...

I wondered at what age we would need to do something. So many of my friends kids are dry at night from age 3. My oldest...6.5 boy is dry most nights...but not often enough to sleep in underwear. My 5 boy is wet most every night. At least with them the days aren't an issue. My daughter on the other hand...has been my hardest to train. And after success...we had regression. She refuses to #2. So she holds it in with all her might...until it comes in her diaper overnight. I'm waiting for school to be over to talk to the Dr. about it. I could so feel your frustration in the book. And I'm so thankful that you've shared a hard story. So many moms project having it all put together...instead of being God's project in progress. May He bless your travels and your speech.

Becoming Me said...

WoooHoooo for dry pull ups. Oh the Thankful Thursday originated from Sting My Heart

StaceyStace said...

YAY! for dry pull-ups. I have explained to Mark that I will NOT potty train if we have a baby. I have tried it with these three and almost pulled my hair out. They each decided, after much struggle from me, that they would just start going at a certain point. (I know that bed wetting is a different story because they are often not conscious of it happening while they are asleep.) I said, "so I will shamelessly supply pull-ups for this one until he decides he wants underwear - and you know - just because I won't care he will probably train himself at 2 yrs.!!

Happy for you, and for Matthew. Hope for continued success.

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

My oldest went through the same thing... it finally took the hormone medicine for his body to "kick into gear".

And I just prayed for you for this weekend.

God bless my sister!

kreed said...

Wishing you a wonderful trip and time at your luncheon and hooray for dry pull-ups! I hope this is the medicine that does the trick!

Tanya Peila said...

YEAH! Wanted to say I love your site as well. I have a 4-year old of my own!