Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Our Church
It happened again! I hadn’t seen THIS in nearly a year. And I was not prepared. (If you follow on Twitter, you know.)
Our kids were enjoying their Sunday night Awanas program. At the end of the evening, I went to pick up 3- year-old Lil Bit, as my husband went to pick up 5-year-old Stinkpot. After waiting for over 5 minutes in the atrium with Lil Bit, my husband came from the stairwell alone. The look on his face told me that our strong-willed Stinkpot was refusing to leave.
As I stood up to meet him, a loud roar rumbled through the atrium. The echo making it more powerful.
And as quick as that, my Stinkpot comes running from the stairwell, his face flushed a bright red, teeth clinched and flashing anger. He charged at my husband, fists flying, with a fierceness that was as if an evil force had taken control of my little boy.
I quickly interceded, so my husband could make a quick escape with our Lil Bit. Our hope was that I could calm him. Nothing was working. My face was punched and scratched. He was possessed by his Reactive Attachment Disorder. The sound coming from my little boy’s throat was a frightening growl.
All this time, parents are leaving the atrium, attempting to shield their children from what they were witnessing.
Our Stinkpot finally calmed down. But we are exhausted!
We will do all we can to help our little boy overcome his demons! We know our God is powerful, and we are seeking His wisdom for healing.
On the other hand, an 8-month-old baby girl needs a forever family. This baby girl is my deceased cousin’s great-grandchild, so my relatives are requesting that this baby be placed with us as a kinship placement. How can we add another child to this chaos?
Please pray for us as we make these important, life-changing decisions!