Oh Boy, a Challenge.

Monday, March 28, 2011

I love being the mother of two little boys. I think I was made for it. I love how they knock me down with a hug. I love how they shout "I love you!" from across the room, make every oblong object a rocket, and leave scenes like this around the house.

(Poor Superman.)

I love how toys are tested and trucks are pushed until their sides cave.



I love it, and yet, they challenge me. Every single day. Sometimes I cave. Sometimes, I am near tears, worn down. Tested.

I suppose any child can do that to their mother. It probably comes with the territory. But sometimes I feel especially challenged by my boys, because they are boys. It can be hard for me, a "guwl," to understand these creatures and respond appropriately. But I want to. I want to understand, love, and guide them in the best way. I want to be the best mom for them.

The MOB Society helps. It is a site "for Moms Of Boys, by Moms Of Boys," dedicated to "reaching the hearts of boys for the Gospel and preparing a generation of men to love the Lord." One of its founders, Brooke McGlothlin, has written an e-Book called, Warrior Prayers, Praying the Word for Boys in the Areas They Need It Most. The concept of "praying the word" was unfamiliar to me: you insert your child's name into scripture and use that as your prayer.

For example, "May ________ humble himself before the Lord, and be exalted. James 4:10" (page 44). I find it intriguing.

I also find myself up for a challenge. I will participate in Brooke's 21 Days of Prayer for Sons Challenge. It starts on April 1st. If you've got boys, click on the above links to read more about the challenge and order your book. It only costs $5.97 and couldn't be easier to buy and print.

I have no affiliation with Brooke or her book, and I have no idea how this is going to go. I may find it incredibly rewarding, or I may fail miserably. Either way, as a MOB, I've become familiar with plunging into the unknown. . . . it usually turns out just fine.
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Do you have sons?
Are they a challenge?
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7 Responses to “Oh Boy, a Challenge.”

  1. Yes.
    Yes!
    Jesus is likely the only one who can help
    me with my sin at this point, so I thank you for the link!

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  2. *son! Not "sin", but that works too! :)

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  3. Ha-ha! Son, sin . . . you're right. Both work :)

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  4. I feel the same way. I am so different from the way my boys think and act that I have a hard time figuring out why they do what they do and how best to deal with them! It is hard! I think one of the hardest things I have had to deal with is the way others think of boys and if they have not experienced the full-force of a boy first-hand, they tend to judge me, the mom, for not controlling my wild children. It happened again today at a little gym class we attend. The people-pleaser in me cringes but I know that my boys are fine and are just being boys!

    I will look into the 21 day challenge, sounds interesting!

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  5. Just printed my warrior prayers and had it bound at Staples. I am in! Looking forward to seeing you at the link up next Friday!

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  6. *son! Not "sin", but that works too! :)

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  7. Yes.
    Yes!
    Jesus is likely the only one who can help
    me with my sin at this point, so I thank you for the link!

    ReplyDelete