Saturday, April 16, 2011

mantra

Monkey's sleep problems have been discussed on possibly every page of this blog. I really thought I had tried everything til a few nights ago... After saying bedtime prayers I was blessed with a little mommy revelation you could call it.

I looked my boy, a baby no longer, put my hands on his cheeks and told him-

"You are so brave, you are so strong. Mommy and Daddy are so proud of you! You do great things everyday and tonight you are going to go night-night all by yourself. Its because you are a big boy now and so grown up. Remember you are brave and strong, I love you, Goodnight ok?"

And to my amazement, he said yes. Showed me his muscles and watched me walk out of the room. It worked again the next night and today for nap. Sometimes all we need is someone to believe in us. This little nighttime mantra made a big difference for my boy. A little confidence in ones self can go a long way.



I believe in tough love sometimes but God showed me that night what my son needed was a little TLC.


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2 comments:

Mandy said...

This is so sweet! It's amazing the things that the Lord will reveal to us when we are listening. I'm so happy that you have finally found something that works. Ryan is a lucky little boy :)

Andrea said...

WOW! That's the tender mercies that you needed. I am so glad you were able to have that sweet moment, and many more to follow with your BIG boy Ryan.. They will always be our babies though..( I still tell that yo karson.. You will ALWAYS be my baby..lol..) he smiles, and says, Mom...."

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