some days are for pajamas and slippers. they are for sitting (or standing) at his favorite desk. maybe with his headphones on for a therapeutic listening program. most likely with markers in hand and fresh white paper at the ready. better yet if the sun is shining.
some days are for working through his fears calmly and with success. they are for guiding him through a healthy routine. maybe with smiles or laughter. hopefully and prayerfully with smiles and laughter.
some days are peaceful.
but some days are chaotic and sad. they are full of meltdowns and thrown toys. maybe with screaming or hitting. most likely with tears from all of us.
some days are exhausting and bring out the worst in my mothering.
today is one of those days.
but i can look back at these photos and remember the good.
i know there can be peace amidst the messy and difficult. it is HARD to believe it some days. i am praying for His comfort and wisdom while walking this path of special needs parenting.