Friday, March 29, 2013

Stop the Train!

Dear God,
Some days are easy, some days are hard. True no matter what we do. God it seems like Caroline is changing and learning so quickly, that sometimes I don't have the skills to help us work together well. Sometimes I don't know how to handle her behavior, don't know how to respond when she's crazy. God tonight my prayer is for me, and through me it's also for Caroline. God please give me the wisdom I need to keep our days moving smoothly and in a positive way. God please give me patience, and please somehow let Caroline know when I need her to give me a break and let me catch up with her. God please put people in my life who are good role models of these behaviors, from whom I can learn.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

This Unfamiliar Road

Dear God,
One week from today we're leaving our home in Winter Park and moving to Raleigh. Caroline's having a tough time with all the change, and being very clingy and a bit scared. My prayer tonight is that you help her understand the promise I'm making her, the promise I made to her the day I knew she was coming our way. That I'll be here, ahead of her, paving a way for her, being a constant in her life. That I'll be responsible for cultivating a home where she'll be happy, where she'll feel safe and 'home'. Then Phillip Phillips song came on the TV tonight, and so beautifully summarized my promise. So God, please let Caroline know - in her sweet little brain that's growing and changing so much each day -- that I'll hold onto her as we go down this unfamiliar road, and that she's not alone, and that I'll be making this place (and every place we stay) her home.


Hold on, to me as we go
As we roll down this unfamiliar road
And although this wave is stringing us along
Just know you’re not alone
Cause I’m going to make this place your home