To Accept The Things I Cannot Change
Courage To Change The Things I Can
And Wisdom To Know The Difference
I have gotten away from the Serenity Prayer. I haven't said it in a long time and that is not good.
Today was a day in which I should have utilized the Serenity Prayer. Today was a very difficult day for Sarah & I. For lack of a better word, Anna had a few "fits" today.
The ironic part about Anna's behavior today is that I discussed Anna with the girls' pediatrician at their 5 year wellness check-up yesterday. The pedi made a few points. Two things he said were:
- Is her behavior affecting relationships in the home? (He gave an example of a couple who were facing a split because of a child's behavior.)
- What is going on when she acts like this? Is she hungry? Tired?
#1..Anna's fits today (trust me, they were fits!) had a very bad affect on her sisters and her mommy and daddy. It was ugly.
The key line of the Serenity Prayer, of course is Wisdom To Know The Difference.
I need to pray for direction.