Philomena has been having a very hard time listening to me lately. I try not to get angry, but these times have been getting more and more frequent. I realize she is just a toddler and this is totally normal, but it doesn't make it any more desirable! Last night I asked her to pick up a piece of paper that she throw on the floor and was stepping on. She wouldn't listen at all, and even started back talking to me. Daddy came in and made her do it before I had a chance to get up off the couch. After doing what I asked she looks at me and says "don't be angry, don't be angry, Mommy." At that moment i melted. I want to be patient but it can be so hard. Lets pray for more patience today. Amen.