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Friday, May 6, 2016
When We Are Hypervigilant With Our Own Kid
“Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our
sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But
he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment
that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.”
His smile lights up the house and make his brown
His angry stomps shake the house. His giggle is contagious.
His aggression hurts.
He loves to watch football and baseball on TV.
He hates when I tell him “no” and starts crying,
yelling and banging his head on the floor.
The above statements are all about my up and down
special needs boy, Lukey, and can happen daily—sometimes hourly. The aggression
part had been much less often but we are going through a medicine change right
now and the biting is back as shown in the picture below. It’s a tough time for
all of us.
I HATE BEING ON GUARD AGAINST MY SON. Walking on egg shells; moving away when he is
on edge for fear of getting bit, kicked or hit. Plus, he is only 11years old but SO
STRONG. What will we do as he keeps growing bigger?
I don’t have many answers but I do know this: Jesus
was pierced for our sins and sorrows as the Isaiah the prophet said. His wounds
were much bigger than mine and He died on a cross for me—for all of us.
So, even though…..
can’t relax in my own home;
didn’t have a home to relax in.
don’t think people understand all the caregiving I do;
lost his speech;
chose to be silent before His accusers.
Luke has meltdowns I sometimes get bit, hit or pinched;
was mocked, beaten, whipped and crucified.
Prayer: Lord help us keep remembering all you went through for us. Then our own struggles will seem so small compared to your suffering. Thanks that you are always with us.