I must give her a little grace because she did join a family with 6 other mamas in her world. Her brothers have stolen her heart...she thinks they hung the moon! As much as I hate to admit it...Kenzie has fallen right into the baby of the family role and we have been the enablers. I know I am going to pay and pay big time when she is older. So until then she will continue to play her role as caboose and play it well she will!
One thing that comes along with being a Holcombe is the trait of stubbornness...(Don't tell their daddy...he thinks it's my side of the family that carries that sweet disposition.) I wish I could say it skipped our last little one...but no she has received this trait as well...I can go out of the child rearing with a vengeance. One of my struggles with her has been the potty training. I always start working with my little ones around 2 years of age. I have successfully trained 8 kiddos before her...I thought this was going to be a breeze! Wrong! For two years I have tried everything and anything under the sun to get her to have a BM in the potty. I have cried...screamed and gnashed my teeth...pitched a baby fit...it didn't work! To no avail she would have no part of it. Since the age of two she has had little to no wet accidents...we have been hanging half way to completion and my freedom for the past two years! I am proud to say 4 days before her 4th Birthday my little caboose has decided she likes the potty and has been going ever since! Can I do the potty dance now? I am a little hesitant...I have been waiting for this moment for two years now! Am I dreaming? If I am don't wake me up! With this struggle I can only think of one verse...
Romans 5:1-5 (New King James Version)
Faith Triumphs in Trouble1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have[a] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
This week we celebrate our little
Kenzie Claire, I love you little lady...Yes! You are the baby!
Kenzie with her best friend...