Friday, October 27, 2006

Peace, peace . . .




In my "about" I mentioned that I am imperfect and struggling. One area that I struggle with is that my voice becomes a fustration indicator. Meaning - *ahem* - I yell.

I want this to stop.

I would like to have my kids say of me "Mom never raised her voice." And right now I am not heading that way. So consciously, prayerfully, I am giving this area up to change. Here is my ticker and if I goof, I'll reset it.

No yelling, not to the kids, and not to my hubby.

You are my witness.

6 comments:

janice said...

I don't think that ticker would get too far with m! I hate that I yell. I don't full out scream or anything but I definitely raise my voice too often!

Good luck - and I will be with you in spirit. (No ticker for me though!)

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

Michelle, You werent trying to be funny but your ticker, peace being one day old, I LOL at it, because I could so relate.

On a serious note, I used to yell out of frustration, being overwhelmed, etc. I read a book - "When You Feel Like Screaming" - dont remember the author but you could find it on Amazon. Written by a Christian - tells you the effect it has on children, and man on man was it convicting. I had so wanted to change my outer actions, reading the book I realized I'd have to change inside if I wanted to change the stuff coming out. It was an absolute pivot point for me - I highly recommend it. No judging here, I can completely relate. Been there, done that. xoxoxo

Rebekah said...

Great idea! I think we all have our "moments"...because, after all, we are human. This is a great way to keep it in the forefront of the mind! Good luck - I'll pray...and I'll keep focusing on it for my own personal growth...but like Janice...no ticker here! hehe.

sarahgrace said...

Oh Michelle- I can soooo relate. I yell too, and I hate that I do that, and so very much want to change it. I have to admit, I feel not so alone in this "affliction" when other mom's share that it is something they struggle with too, so thank you! I'm going to strive right along with you, and maybe read that book that BBM reccomended.

Jenmomof4 said...

I tend to yell just a bit too!!! What is wrong with me. My children still don't listen so it really does not matter how loud I yell. What if I started to whisper?? whould that work? Jennifer

Grafted Branch said...

Right there with you! I recently committed to keep the tone controlled and quiet.

For the times I'm angry, that's just sin.

For the times I yell to be heard through my home over the noise of my 3 "whirly birds," I got a little bell. They can hear it from outside in the backyard, and know to drop everything and come when I call. It's been working wonders for a couple of months now.

God bless you...