Colin woke up on this particular day in an emotionally charged and irrational mood. We hadn’t even had breakfast yet when he started a melt down. I thought to myself ‘oh goodness this might be a long day’. Then I shifted my thoughts to a prayer for help and a confidence that ‘no this is going to be a good day!’. I took a deep breath and made breakfast. Breakfast was hard and he hardly ate any of it. After breakfast, we went outside for some fresh air. I was hopeful that nature could shift his mood. But he was still unsatisfied with anything about the morning. The boys were both playing with something in the yard so I walked over to the hose to water the garden. I started to remove the hose from the hose box and noticed something move from inside the box. I suspected it was a lizard, which Colin loves. I decided to lift the box and found a little toad staring back at me. I called over to Colin “a frog, a frog!”. He excitedly ran over. He gently caught the frog and put it in his bug collector. Then we made a large habitat for it to hop around in. He was so ecstatic and in love with his new little reptile friend. He named him Mr. Ribbit. His mood took a complete 180! Then I remembered that just 45 minutes prior I had prayed for help and made a positive affirmation that we were going to have a good day. I realized then that this frog was divinely given to us. This frog was an answered prayer! This little angel frog shifted our day into an entirely new and positive direction. We kept the frog for about an hour of blissful boy fun. Then we had a conversation about how the frog wanted to be free. We talked about how it was best for him to go about his life in the wild of our backyard rather than in captivity. There was some sadness in letting him go. But the happiness that Mr. Ribbit brought lingered the rest of the day.
The Mess // Our difficult highly emotional morning.
The Magic // The angel that was sent to us in the form of a little brown toad.