So off to Mass we went. This time, as a family!
Ronan lasted 22 minutes before he and I had to duck out the back door. We were back in the car two minutes later.
22 minutes. It's a start. And it's loads better than the last time Ronan tried to go to Church with us a month ago. On that Sunday, Ronan wouldn't get out of the car. Instead of cooperating, Ronan offered tears, tears more tears. We had his Bag of Tricks with us as well as the promise of a fun outing afterward, but no amount of prompting or assisting helped. Ronan wouldn't budge.
We've been as creative as we can be trying to get Ronan out of the car, into the Church and to sit through Mass, but we seem to have to start, stop, restart, start again, take a break and start from scratch all over again. As difficult as that is, we won't give up on taking Ronan to Church with us. We'll just try again another time.
|Keeping the faith. Always.|