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Topic: Rage (violent, uncontrolled hatred and anger) (02/05/15)
- TITLE: Hot Water Spilling Over
By Susanna Kelley
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So after I had gotten up, I proceeded to the kitchen, and make the coffee, then went back to my room, where I usually spent time in prayer and reading from the precious word. "Okay, Lord, please help me to control myself today. I need Your help."
After my son William got up, and came in and gave me a hug, I smiled and hugged him back, tightly. So far so good. We went to our little kitchenette for breakfast. " Mommy, I want to help make breakfast today." Okay, I thought in my mind to myself, it should be alright. So, looking down on William, I spoke gently," Okay, William, remember to listen to Mommy this time. You need to follow instructions, Okay?" The little boy eagerly agreed," Oh, yes, Mommy! I will!"
At first, things went well...that is until William begun to stir the batter quickly, splattering batter everywhere. Oh, I can't do this! " William," I said sternly, then roughly, "Go to your room! I can't believe you made such a huge mess!I told you to stir it slowly, didn't I?" The small boy was drowning in tears, and humiliation, as he ran to his room. The promise I had made to the Lord popped up in my head, "What about today being different? Humble yourself, and go apologize to your little son." Ouch!
After walking into William's room, sitting gently on his bed, I spoke more gently," William. I am so sorry that Mommy yelled so mean and loud at you just now. I let my control lose it's way and it hurt you. Can you find a way to forgive Mommy?" William turned, wiped away his tears, and gave me a big hug, "Sure, Mommy. I love you. Thank you for telling me sorry."
I really have to watch how I react to different situations.
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