Friday, July 2, 2010

Sow in Tears, Reap with Joyful Shouting

Having time alone with the Lord is rough these days. A few nights ago as I went to bed, so stressed and so tired, I asked God to just help me open the psalms to something I needed to hear from Him. He blessed me with Psalm 126.
Verse 3, "The Lord has done great things for us; We are glad."
Verse 5, "Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting."

Both of these verses have been a life saver to me the past few days and are exactly what I needed to hear. The Lord has certainly done great things for us, and we have had some glad moments in the month that we have had Aiden and Asa home. I would be lying if I said we were not also sowing with a lot of tears right now. We knew the first few months would be tough, and we are going through it. Our transition has not been too difficult, and far better than what I was expecting. However, it is not easy going from 1 child to 3, with 1 on the way. We are tired!

The most difficult part for me has been communication with Aiden. It is like trying to deal with an 18 month old in the body of a 2.5 year old. He is saying more and more English words but it is like pulling teeth most days. I think he is starting to realize that he needs to learn English and he is trying harder. He is good at saying "please" and "thank you" and of course, "no." We are going to get him evaluated on July 12 by a program called First Steps that should help him with his communication. Other than that, he is doing great physically! He is looking healthy and gaining weight!

Asa is doing really well! He has caught up almost entirely with where he should be physically and verbally in the last 3 weeks. He has also gained 3 pounds since we have brought him home. Our pediatrician doubts he will even qualify for any special assistance with First Steps now because he has done so much in such a short amount of time. It is amazing to watch. Even seeing his face light up when he discovers that he can pull himself up on the furniture is adorable and heart warming.

We love our sons, and despite the craziness right now, we are so thankful that God blessed us in such a way. Thankfully He has also given us a sense of humor through most of the trying times. Like when I had to ask Noah, "Did you seriously just pee on your brother?! Really?!"

1 comment:

  1. Kristy, watching you and Kenneth with all three boys on Saturday was so much fun! Asa is a bundle of joy and so lovable. His smile is infectious. Aiden, while he may appear to be a handful, is struggling too to adjust to a new life. It is easy to see he adores both of you, and I can see understanding in his eyes. And to hear him say "one, two, three" before he jumped in the pool, without hesitation I might add, made my heart glad. Oh, and to hear Asa saying "dada" was precious. I tell everyone I see how you and Kenneth have taken upon this responsibility and they all promise to pray for you and your family. Just remember how you had to adjust when you brought Noah home. In the end, it will work out for such joyous rewards. Just remember how much you are loved.