The kids were able to participate in the AWANAS Grand Prix this year. Cubbies were even invited to attend, so Hailey was able to race a car, too. My folks were able to come up for it as well.
This is Josiah's Sparks leader, Christine, with all the cars that participated. I thank God for her. She has a special place in her heart for Josiah and is speaking into his life. She raised a strong-willed child very similar to him, so she says she just "gets" him.
I just had to throw this picture in of my friend's son, Mitch. He got first place and he was so excited he could hardly breath. It was so precious!
Josiah didn't do well because we didn't measure the wheels before we glued them on. He has a hard time losing, so this was a good lesson for him.
This has been a particularly challenging week between my son and I, so I would again appreciate your prayers as I continue to root out bad behavior. It is exhausting, not only teaching him, but trying to control myself, too, so I don't turn into "Godzilla Mom". I don't know how people parent without God. I praise Him that I can go to Him and ask for wisdom and the strength to persevere when I don't know what to do and I'm exhausted. He answered my prayers today when my friend offered to take my kids for the whole afternoon so I could take a nap and just have some down time. What a blessing! I know God is going to use all this stubborness for His good someday.