Certain things are a given each day. Every morning, my youngest will crawl into my bed. With sad little eyes and in his saddest voice he will say "I haven't had any nursies yet today". As he has typically been awake for all of five minutes by this point, I don't have much sympathy. Later he will turn to me saying "I haven't pwayed any video games today." It is a given that he will utter those two phrases each and every day.
Every day my daughter will throw a fit about something and stomp upstairs. Every day my older son will tell me that he doesn't like the meal I made. There will be some complaining, arguing and just general annoyances from my children each and every day.
Every day, I have a choice to make. I'm pretty sure I make bad choices every single day, but I mostly am able to redeem them. Although the current behavioural problems we're facing are both annoying and challenging, there is a blessing in the repetition. For each day that I'm faced with the same challenge that I met yesterday, the day before and the day before that, I know that I am also given the opportunity to make improvements. Each day I learn something new, am given a chance to respond better today, to build on what I learned and put into practice yesterday. Slowly, slowly, slowly I'm moving forward.
Every new day brings with it challenges, not all of them new. But each new day also brings with it growth and victory. I like that. :)
Linking with the Gypsy Mama and her Five Minute Fridays