Well, I think it has been over a year since I've updated. I'm going to try to get back into blogging to help keep everyone updated on what is going on with our family!!!! Life is crazy, to say the least.
We've been in the middle of a move to a rental house for the last week, and I think we have all made it in once piece! On top of that, we have been playing "parent detective" with our son. Long story, short, we have been concerned about the severe tantrums and constant crying for the past year. To top it off, he is not a great eater and is only saying a few words, at 22 months old. After over a year of trying to determine if there is anything "physically" wrong with him, (having tubes put in for the chronic ear infections, and putting him back on Prevacid to see if it is all reflux related), we have finally gotten our pediatrician to listen to us, and they referred us to Keystone Behavioral. Tomorrow is only our 2nd appointment, and will be just a follow-up with the phsychologist and director of the pediatric center. Sawyer still has lots of testing to go through, but the doctor thinks that he definitely has some sensory disorders, speech delays and behavioral issues. Each issue seems to have a sort of domino effect on the other issues to where things have just gotten out of control. (Which feels like the theme for our lives over the past year...OUT OF CONTROL)! Adam and I have shed many tears and have pleaded with the Lord, but we know that things will get better if it is HIS will and in HIS timing.
What I am currently struggling with the most is having complete trust and not feeling "anxious" about getting a sense of peace back into our home. The tantrums and constant screaming and crying are exhausting to deal with day in and day out. My biggest prayer for the moment is that I would get out of the way and let the Lord live through me and love Sawyer, Adam and Anabelle and show patience to them in only a way the Lord can. Dealing with the stress of being so concerned about Sawyer takes a toll on how I react to small, daily things, and I want to be a tool for the Lord through this, and give Him glory!
I will try to update about our appointment tomorrow! Hopefully I will have some news to share and a game plan in place to help my precious boy, and in turn, help the rest of us!
Please be in prayer for us all!