I felt compelled to blog because of something that happened today.
There have been so many things, but this. This is big.
One of our kids has been peeing and lying for months. She has been acting like the poster child for RAD and it has been hard!!!
She has stolen.
And then was hurting the babies!
As you can imagine, we were at our wits end.
You want to know an ugly truth? We have even discussed finding a new family for her.
That is how bad it was.
So, about three weeks ago the pee stopped. I have no idea why. It just stopped. When the pee stopped the lying became unnecessary. And obviously if there is no pee, there is no pee to hide.
The wedge that had been built between us parents and this child was huge. Some days it felt like a brick wall. We kept trying and some days she would tolerate us, but still.
So, the pee stops.
We start connecting.
We aren't at odds every second of every day anymore.
We start to tolerate each other. We start smiling again.
It's so hard to explain if you are not living it, but all I can say is the wall began to crumble. The catch was that my wall was crumbling way faster than my husband's. I was worried his was too solid.
And then today husband and said child were playing together. They were laughing together. They were touching each other. Smiling. Laughing.
And as I saw it I heard God whisper, 'You know that one tiny prayer you said asking me to help him love her again? This is the answer.'
I wish I could say that I prayed about it faithfully, but I didnt. It was more of a worried whisper that I quickly shared with God.
Apparently He answers those kind of prayer too.