Monday, May 14, 2007



I am a sucker. Always have been. Today, again, I let the tears of my sweet son make me a sucker.

Homework has always been a sore spot with Reid. He hates it. And to tell you the truth I do too. But, nonetheless, it has to be done. Everyday is a struggle and a fight to get it done. This year has been really hard for him and those who know me have heard the story 3.7 million times and I am almost positive you don't want to hear it again.

Today the tears flowed and the tantum started. We both got upset and the grounding occured. After about 2 hours of hashing it out....it is somewhat resolved and the homework is pretty much complete. The grounding...well, it is over. I know....I'm a sucker.



I guess the point of this post is I feel like I am at my wits end and I ask for prayers. His attitude this year has been different. He has had a rough year (and grown alot) and I ask for prayers from my friends and family that the rest of this year and next year be better for him. And me. Also for peace and understanding. I know you shouldn't pray for this but a little p-a-i-t-e-n-c-e would be nice...just don't say it too loud. This year has been a hard time for both of us. I have been in tears just as many times as him, I think. I'm sad to see him go through this and to be so broken hearted.
Thank you,
a sucker...a red one

9 comments:

Lacie said...

You are not a sucker (not even a red one!)- You are a mom who has a tough job of raising children when they are not always the most lovable!

Hang in there! God hears your tearful prayers!

Holly said...

Heather and sucker ARE NOT one and the same. No way, no how! You are sensitive and caring and love your children. I'm sorry this has been such a year of change, and that it's been difficult--for both of you (and the whole family of course).

God is listening!! Thank goodness!!

Anonymous said...

Reid is growing up and things get a litle tougher every day. You are not a sucker because I know better. You are a mother who loves her children more than anything, so just hang there - this too shall pass. Love you both. Of course I think Reid is so very special and maybe we just expect too much of him. Love you. Nana

Lynn said...

I LOVED OUR TALK ON THE PHONE just now. As I said to you and now all the blogworld that reads of us, that you are an exceptional woman of God, courage, faith, and compassion. Those words are NOT just because I am your mom. You are such an example to others and to me. I think that some of the things that we talked about tonight are keys. We will all work together just like we always have because we love each other so much. Reid is the most wonderful child and so unique. He is a little man. I am so proud of him and his little conscience the way he loves. It is all going to work out. We are going to storm the gates of HEAVEN with our prayers. I LOVE YOU. Mom

Heather said...

thank you all so much...it means so much to have you all on my side!

Deanna said...

Heather -

I'm sorry you are having such a hard time, but want you to know you are doing GREAT! Reid is such a great boy and is a reflection of you in many ways. He is helpful, kind, has great manners..etc. You are NOT a sucker...you're awesome! Hang in there!

Giggi said...

I love red suckers! Why do they have to give so much stinkin' homework anyway? It's not like they don't work all day in school. Summer's almost here & your homework can just be baseball, swimming & all that good stuff! I'll definitely be praying for you, but I believe you're a great mom with two great kids! Troy's not bad either! Love you guys so much!

Ashley said...

You are not a sucker but if you were...red is my favorite!

jody said...

Heather, you are a wonderful mom...I think you got messed around by your elementary school this year! Sounds like Reid needed a different placement...we will pray that next year will be totally wonderful. He is an amazing boy! Thank God for summer and a chance to regroup because we all need closure! Ha! Love you, JoJo