Thursday, May 24, 2007

One tough evening

For the second day in a row, my daughter came home from school having to write sentences. That is their punishment for doing something bad. She has only had to do this one other time in her school days. Usually she is a very good kid. When I asked her what was going on, she started crying and said "I just don't know what is going on in my head." It was all I could do to keep myself under control because of course I know exactly what is going on. Remembering the advice of someone, I knew I had to punish the bad behavior but still deal with her hurting heart. All of you out there-- please pray for the kids! They have so much to deal with. He is already bringing them around the girlfriend and her kids. He is just telling them that they are daddy's new friends. The kids are so smart- it will not take them long to figure things out! Their hearts have so much to process through. Pray that they (especially our daughter) will not shove the feelings inside, but will talk to me or another adult about them. I tried to explain that shoving the hurt inside just makes us angry and that hurts people. We need to tell someone and especially Jesus when we hurt. If any of you can think of other ways to help them, please comment!! Thanks.

3 comments:

Dora's Life said...

Jennittia, I don't know if I know you or not.. did you go to mbbc? Anyways, I hope you don't mind, I found you from Heather's blogg.. I am so sorry to hear about everything that you are going through .. my aunt went through the same thing with my uncle when I was a little girl.. it was so sad.. and it sounds like he did the same kind of stuff that your husband did.
I want to tell you that I am praying for you and your precious children. I was so glad to see that you have a wonderful church that has embraced you and loved you so much throughout this..
I am praying for strength, courage and for healing of your heart, I can't imagine anything that you are going through, but I hope everyday is a little better for you.
God Bless You
Dora Gonzales Williams
MBBC 97
Saginaw, Michigan.

Heidi said...

Jennittia,

I shared your situation with a friend and she mentioned a book that you might be interested in. It is called AFFAIR OF THE MIND. I don't know who the author is. It is a true story about a couple in a situation similar to yours. I thought you might be interested. I guess it is out of print, so I don't know where all it might be available.

mitchells2000 said...

I don't have any advice, as I have no clue how to handle that, but I know THE ONE who does! I will be praying for you, as I do daily, specifically in this area. God promises to give us wisdom if we just ASK! :-) Love ya...