Being a mother is like wandering through a maze-- there are so many twists and turns that we often lose our way. As a young mom raising three energetic boys (one with Autism Spectrum Disorder and another with Tourette Syndrome), I can attest to feeling puzzled, helpless, and exhausted. Mama’s Maze is intended to encourage and uplift Christian mothers as we walk together in the ministry of motherhood. Let’s journey together!
Several months ago,
I awoke to the sounds of two bickering boys. Jay and Trent were accusing each
other of being mean to the other. Then, as expected, one of the boys approached
our bedroom door ready to present his allegation of why the other one was being
mean. Well, since I was still in a fog from having just woke up, I didn’t fully
address it at that moment. Frankly, I am not a morning person and it was too
early to be an adult. I managed somehow, to get them all (including the 2 year
old) to calm down enough to go downstairs for breakfast. The bickering and side
remarks were still going on. At some point, it became too much for me and I
talked to them about how they were treating each other. I went on to explain
how this is not how brothers should treat each other and asked them if they
thought this pleased God. Of course, I get a resounding "No".
A few minutes pass
by and I notice Jay is nowhere to be found. Lately, when he is upset about
something he has been going …