Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tappin the Crap

On our second day of tapping, I started the day trying to tap with all three boys at once. It did not work because they tried covering their feelings by getting all giggly. Mr Stinky had watery eyes so I knew I was getting to him, but he could not have a full emotional release with his brothers giggling. Later, I tapped with him one on one and wow did he have another emotional release.

Instead of keeping all the positive "mom thinks  you're _____" I decided to throw in "because I'm an awesome kid. etc" It was on one of those times he broke down in tears saying, "But I don't feel that way."
 Me: "Well what do you feel, honey?"
Him: "I just feel like a big pile of garbage inside."
I started crying with him because it broke my heart so much and I told him it made me so sad to hear him say that. "Here is what I see. I see a boy who is so cute, sweet, smart, funny, and a good time to be around." He said he just doesn't feel that way. I am proud of him for voicing these feelings because he never has before.

I wanted to share some bible verses with him about what God thinks about him so we read Psalm 139:14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
I also shared that even though there is sin in this world and his birth mom decided not to parent him God still has a plan for his life. He hears his prayers and He loves him so much.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. He was so excited he got his Bible and wanted to highlight the verses. 

A friend sent me these verses and Mr. Stinky was excited to highlight them too. Isaiah 49:15 "Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! 

Psalm 27:10Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.

Tapping for Mr. Happy
Mr. Happy wasn't so happy so I had him tap about it, but he refused so I did it for him. His eyes were so angry, and when I say angry I mean they get scary angry, but when I got done tapping for him they were full of so much sad that it broke my heart.

Tapping is helping our family so much.


Dia por Dia said...

You are doing such an awesome job with this! It's amazing what feelings come up for them! Have you tried "Me and My Volcano" with your angry kid? Lisa recommended it and we have gone through it twice with my angriest kid and it has been amazing to see the emotional breakthroughs! Tapping and rubbing work wonders on our two oldest. We haven't done it often with the 7 year old but I think we are going to start since he is showing interest.

Jenna said...

My name is Jenna and I came across your site. Your boys are amazing, brave fighters, they are special miracles, precious gifts, and smilen and inspirational hero.

To your mom, You are a very special mom, and an awesome, loving caring mom. You are doing an awesome job. I know the kids are a blessing to and your husband, I also know that you are both a blessing to them. They are so lucky to have the both of you as parents.

Lori Pugh@PhD in Distance Learning said...

Thank you for sharing this story with us. Thank you also for including a wonderful piece of scripture for all of us to think on.

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Joseph Nelson said...

I like Isaiah 49:15 that supports me when I feel lonely and live independently in an unfamiliar city.