Friday, February 6, 2009

Tales from the Crib: Potty Training

Potty training triplets is...well...a trip! Right now, they sit on the potty, sing on the potty, play with toys on the potty, and occassionally they actually USE the potty. It's a slow process, but it's teaching me patience. I find myself wanting to hurry them along. They do their business, we give them an M&M (Thanks Jon & Kate), and we start all over again. They are catching on little by little. One day, they will get to the finish line. They will be 'big boys and girls' and I will probably cry and want them to be back on the starting line. I will long for the process- for the stuff in between.

Sometimes, in my walk with the Lord, I just want the end result. I strive for the finishline, but fall short. It would be much easier to find a shortcut, right? I am constantly needing a 'do over.' However, in spite of my weaknesses, God is always there. He's there with me at the starting line- cheering me on and even when I need a 'do over' He's there. He forgives, forgets, and urges me to press on toward the finish line even after I fail time and again. And unlike me, He is "slow to anger and abounding in love" (Numbers 14:18). While self-loathing can be my own worst enemy, He gently walks with me through all life's hills and valleys. He is the "Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End." Revelation 22:13

So, as for me and my house, I am glad there are potty chairs strewn about my living room. I am grateful for the singing on the potty, the playing with toys on the potty, and the occassional USE of the potty. The stuff in between is what makes life worthwhile.


Frank and Sara said...

Too big of a jump....I was into the drama.

Jessica Kirkland said...

haha. There's your new drama at the top. Get comfortable. I am only at the beginning of the drama. This is like the longest story known to man! haha It might take me a year to finish.