If you took the time to visit this blog today, I ask that you pray for our Isabella. She is making much progress with her new ABA therapist and in school as well. She is also experiencing new frustrations. Because she doesn't know how to process her frustration, it often results in bodily harm. See below.
As her mother, my heart literally breaks to pieces when she comes home from school with these bite marks. I ponder the ways in which she was frustrated that day, and wish that I could be by her side from sun up to sun down to protect her. God healed Bella from her constant head banging, and I believe he can do the same in this situation. So, I will remember this from God's word:
"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of Him" (1 John 5:14-15).
Josh leaves for Afghanistan soon. This verse touched my heart today as I tried to mentally process the huge mountain we are about to climb. I don't pray enough, that is a fact. I am not joyful and do not give thanks in all circumstances. I pray I can live this out ... in real life...
"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).