Today I quit my job.
It was one of those days. The challenges of parenting a special needs child were front and center as I dealt with melt down after melt down. I was already tired and the stress of dealing with my daughter’s out of control behavior just put me right over the edge.
So I quit.
I Left the Office.
I had the sense to step away, go in my room and close the door. Taking a moment alone helped me to calm down and think clearly.
I Talked To The Boss
While in my room I began to pray. I asked God for peace for my child and for me, and then I asked Him to give me grace to deal with my daughter in a godly way.
I Made A Conference Call.
Thankfully I have a couple of friends who are godly women, so I contacted one of them and we had a three-way “conference call” as the two of us prayed together and listened to what God had to say.
I Communicated With My Co-Worker
I called my daughter into my room and gave her a big hug. Honestly the last thing I want to do when my child is acting out is to give her a hug, but it’s probably the one thing that she needs. This quote is a good reminder:
I Took A Long Lunch Break
After I had a good snuggling session with my daughter I sent her to her room to read and I took a nap. The emotional exhaustion I felt from dealing with her meltdown faded away. When I woke up, I was ready to get back on the job and deal with whatever unfolded the rest of the day.
My friend Becky’s wise words today:
“God doesn’t call us to live a perfect life. He calls us to love those around us in the midst of imperfection.”
So even though I wanted to quit my imperfect job as a mom, I can’t. There is no one else who can take the position.
And actually, I’m glad.