10-11-17 Don’t Leave Me

I took the kids to church this evening, and with the last few Wednesday nights fresh in my mind, I decided to change my approach to the evening. I got Big E all dressed and ready with his book, but I told him he did not have to go if he didn’t want to. So we signed in, dropped C off in her class and then we walked Baby E over to his class. I decided that tonight I would stay in the class with him in hopes that will help him get more comfortable with being in there, and one day soon I can just leave him for the hour and a half. So I tried to stay out of the way and just observe, but literally every 60-90 seconds for the first 45 minutes, Baby E would turn to me and say “Don’t leave me, mommy!” I assured him that I was sticking around this evening and he finally seemed to settle into his class and have fun.

As we left, the boy took a tumble down the stairs, and when we got home he fell head first into the bathtub. He came out of it all with a bleeding scratch on his face and arms, but otherwise ok- such a clumsy kid.

I think the boys are having a more difficult time adjusting to our new lifestyle. I know they miss their home and their beds, and they have both been a little more anxious than normal. Add to that the fact that Big E is in school now and Baby E feels left out without his siblings around all day. They are having more separation anxiety than I have ever known them to have, and more outbursts than usual. I know they are dealing with some pretty big emotions right now, and they are feeling out of control, so I am trying to be as understanding with them as possible. We talk often about what’s going on and we work through some of their fears and uncertainties.

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If you could lift our family up in prayer that we can face our unknown future with confidence, grace, and courage. We trust a God that has gone before us, for in him there are no uncertainties. Thank you.

One thought on “10-11-17 Don’t Leave Me

  1. I join my faith with you as you believe God for your family. I enjoy your blog and it often brings back memories of my own little family and now having families of their own. It also reminds me of how I got to know you many years ago, watching God’s grace in your life all of these years. May you hear God’s voice clearly as He leads you in your life. ~Ephesians 2:10 AMPC version

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