Thursday, January 10, 2008

A "Gibbs" Moment

So....the Bubs and I have been having a bit of a rough week, thus the lack of entries recently. We're on an upswing today even though our day wasn't completely devoid of "run-ins". There were moments of laughter betwixt those moments of head butting. We even managed to end the day on a fun note by giggling together over a Max and Ruby book as opposed to tears like the last couple of days. (Not all of them were my son's...)
As odd as it sounds, I've found that there are times when I'm teaching my son, I'm also the one being taught. Case and point, I was washing dishes this afternoon when he blasted into the kitchen and started talking about something he had done with one of his train sets. All of a sudden it got quiet and he tugged on my shirt, "Mommy, I'm talking to you! Are you listening to me?" I turned, with my hands still in the hot, soapy dishwater and told him, "I always hear you, Bubs, even when you don't think I'm listening." Well, I had a "Gibbs" moment when I heard that come out of my mouth. -- For those of you who don't know what a "Gibbs" moment is, let me explain. Agent Gibbs is a character from the show NCIS. He occasionally finds it neccessary to pop his agents on the back of the head when they have a duh moment or start to get a little too big for their britches. --
Anyway, what my son didn't know was that I had been trying to pray for a friend's situation and wasn't feeling the connection with God that I normally do when I pray. Do you know what it feels like when your prayers have hit the ceiling only to fall to the floor and flop around like fish out of water? I was working on a pretty ugly bout of frustration when David walked in and inadvertantly taught me a lesson. I felt like God was standing behind me giving me a tap on the back of the head and saying, "I always hear you, Anna, even when you don't think I'm listening."
I needed that.

2 comments:

Jonny's Mommy said...

Sorry to hear you are going through a rough time, but glad to know God was able to speak to you through it. I've been wondering how you are doing. You and your mom, etc. You're in my prayers. Love you, cuz!

Bryan G. said...

Same goes here, Anna, from me as my sister said. I am so glad you are writing, because you are an extremely good writer...I personally liked the larger photo of David on your blog, but that's just me.