Friday, November 7, 2008

Basketball Game Terror

As a family, we ALL went to the Alabama Basketball game last night



We were all excited - especially to see this guy

He's always the highlight of Alabama sporting events

This little man is obsessed with him, but only from a distance



And when I say obsessed, I mean obsessed



He couldn't get past it, constantly saying "where's Big Al"



He loves him, but when he finally came over to us, wouldn't touch him



He clutched me so tight I had claw marks on my arms.



The rest of the game he was constantly scanning the Coliseum for Big Al



It didn't help that we were sitting on the row with a rail in front of us



Wilson wanted to climb over the rail and go find Big Al himself



It also doesn't help that the last 2 months everytime we've seen Big Al, it's been in a situation where he was free to move around as he pleased.



Wilson doesn't like being contained.



Wilson was very bad



Wilson screamed and cried alot



Wilson, mommy and Henderson left at halftime



Going up the stairs, I was holding Henderson in one arm and dangling Wilson by one arm b/c he was throwing a semi-fit - not screaming, just being VERY stubborn



I could hear people laughing at (with) me - it was very humorous - I have learned to laugh at situations like these.



I was not laughing when Wilson bit me in the shoulder when I finally picked him up



He got a very hard spanking when we got to the car



Henderson was very good, by the way



Emma Claire was an angel - it took her the entire 1st half to eat one tency box of nerds - one by one by one - can you imagine - I inhale the whole box in 0.2 seconds.



Wilson attended his 1st and last Alabama basketball game this season.




Don't let this sweet face fool you.

This is the prayer I prayed for Wilson this morning (adapted from The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian- I highly recommend this book:

Lord,

I pray that you would give Wilson a heart that desires to obey You. Put into him a longing to spend time with You, in Your Word and in prayer, listening for Your voice. Shine Your light upon any secret or unseen rebellion that is taking root in his heart, so that it can be identified and destroyed. Lord, I pray that he will not give himself over to pride, selfishness, and rebellion, but that he will be delivered from it. By the authority You've given me in Jesus' name, I "stand against the wiles of the devil" and I resist idolatry, rebellion, stubbornness, and disrespect; they will have no part in my son's life, nor will my child walk a path of destruction and death because of them.

Your Word instructs, "Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord" (Colossians 3:20). I pray that You would turn the heart of this child toward his parents and enable him to honor and obey father and mother so that his life will be long and good. Turn his heart toward You so that all he does is pleasing in Your sight. May he learn to identify and confront pride and rebellion in himself and be willing to confess and repent of it. Make him uncomfortable with sin. Help him to know the beauty and simplicity of walking with a sweet and humble spirit in obedience and submission to You. Amen

4 comments:

Abby Maddox said...

I loved this post! I have been in situations like that--where you just don't know whether to laugh or cry--many times. He does look angelic though :)

andi said...

Absolutely precious prayer. I WILL be getting that book! So funny!

Allyson@House of Stephens said...

Okay, I'm laughing WITH you, and only because I've been there...actually just about every day I'm there. And we know all about the car spankings. We've had lots of discipline and repentence/prayer sessions in there.

Someone recommended the book by Kevin Lehman "a new kid by Friday" and I haven't made it through yet, but I think it deals with similar issues. I Love Stormie too!

Hang in there and remember one day when they are grown and out of the house, we would practically pay to take a trip back to "those days" so we could live those moments again. I actually had someone tell me that a few months ago when 2 of mine were just about to get the punishment of a lifetime. She was sitting across from me giggling (I kept thinking - how rude), but then, almost in tears she started telling me how much they reminded her of her grown boys and how she wished she could go back and re-live moments like that. I wanted to say "Here, enjoy! I'll be right back." But, I understood what she was telling me!

I'm glad you have a sweet spirit about it! Thanks for sharing!

MIMILEE said...

What a wonderful prayer to pray for your child......I love Stormie's books....so practical!

Yes, we might have another connection, Kellie.....My daughter-in-law is Andrea. Did you know her at Bama?

Will's side of the family

Will's side of the family

Kellie's side of the family (minus a few)

Kellie's side of the family (minus a few)

How we REALLY like to dress!

How we REALLY like to dress!

Lots of Love!

Lots of Love!

Best Friends!

Best Friends!

Children being children!

Children being children!