Last night we made the promised trip to Target, where Ada picked out her "prize" for filling up her chart. Her choice? A barbie movie and window markers. And this morning before it was even light outside, she was asking to use the markers.
This afternoon Ada has ballet and AWANA. She never has trouble going to ballet because I stay there during her class, but last week she couldn't get up the nerve to stay at AWANA without me. I am anxious to see if there is any change in her behavior since we have conquered the toilet situation.
I am already seeing changes in her in other areas.
Lately, she has not wanted to pray AT ALL. It has actually been a battle, where I had to make her sit quietly and not cry while I prayed for us. Well, this morning she asked if we could pray for the day--a first for her. I, of course, said YES!!! We can certainly pray for our day, and Ada proceeded to pour her little heart out to God. Mark it down as one of my favorite motherhood moments, and a huge break through for Ada. She prayed about everything from sleeping all night in panties to Jesus dying on the cross. It was killing me that I didn't have a tape recorder or at least a pen and paper so I could get it all down word for word. We have been praying every night before bed, and if Ada doesn't want to pray, I at least make her repeat after me, "God, help me to want to pray and give me a heart that loves you." I want her to know that even the wanting to pray comes from Him, so to have her want to pray this morning is such an answer to her own prayer.
Anyway...I am just thankful today. So thankful for the Lord caring about this little trial in our lives. It is so very very small compared to the things that other people are facing today, but I am reminded that God knows every sparrow that falls to the ground, and that this "potty issue" matters to Him. He has absolutely walked me through this. Thank you, Lord!! And thank you, friends, for caring right along with Him:)