Perhaps it Was the Best Week Yet


splash“Splish.” Not splash because I’m talking about a really shallow puddle.

That was the sound of Jessa’s water shoe hitting the pavement. What is better than playing in the rain? And the splishing was icing on the cake.

I’m feeling so good I couldn’t wait to get to the computer to write this post. At the time of this writing, we were just finishing up spring break and it was such a good time. Last year, we spent some time at the beach. But this year we stayed home and each day was filled with a simple, fun thing to do. Since the weather cooperated we got outside a lot. But when Friday came the clouds rolled in. We were scheduled to go to the park and feed the ducks. Rain. No worries. We fed the ducks  and hurried home so Jessa could get in some puddle splashing.

I would like to think that all the pollen swarming around in the Atlanta air landed on the girls like fairy dust and magically turned them into sweet little toddlers last week. But, I know that is very far from the truth. I was the difference. Just a slight change of attitude took our spring break from “Oh boy” to “SHAZAM!”

For the first time in a long time, I didn’t feel overwhelmed by having both girls home. Tantrums were still in full swing, but I didn’t let them get to me. My patience was almost Job like. When people say that there is power in words I believe that. About a week before spring break, I read this post from Kathryn Jackson. She is a special needs mom who also blogs. This particular post was all about summer and the added stress that it brings for her. Kathryn helped me see that what I feel at break-from-school time is quite normal and that those anxieties could be put to rest with a plan and some prayer.

Suddenly, I knew I didn’t want to dwell on the stress and anxiety that the time would bring. I wanted to go through it at peace with myself for the joy and challenges that were coming. And that is exactly what happened.

 

Comments

  1. kathryn
    • April 18, 2015
    • 8:18 pm
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    I’m so glad you had a great week! Man, this job is hard and I’m so thankful we can find encouragement in each other’s stories 🙂 God bless!

    • Sabrina
      Sabrina
      • April 30, 2015
      • 9:59 pm
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      Thank you, Kathryn. Yes it is great to be able to find that encouragement when it is needed most. I saw another one of your posts months ago in a Focus newsletter and promised myself to look at your blog. I think the timing was just right, because your post hit me at the perfect moment. I’m so glad you stopped by and hope you’ll visit again.

  2. Ashlie
    • April 17, 2015
    • 5:16 pm
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    Glad you had a nice Spring break!! Could you post some pics of the girls in one of your upcoming blogs? 🙂

    • Sabrina
      Sabrina
      • April 17, 2015
      • 6:43 pm
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      Yes, it was the best ever. I had planned to put more pics in this post from all the activities that we did. But, I got a little lazy and said okay this is good enough. I’ll work them in soon.

  3. Anonymous
    • April 17, 2015
    • 9:46 am
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    So glad you are back! Wonderful, heartwarming words to sparkle my soul, Sabrina!

    • Sabrina
      Sabrina
      • April 17, 2015
      • 6:40 pm
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      Thank you Tam! I am getting back to myself again and that feels really good.

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