My Girl Abbey

My Girl Abbey
Mother's Day 2015

Monday, February 10, 2014

Potty Matters

So, we are embarking on a new mission this February…toilet training.  If you could see my face as I type this, you would see mix of fear, dread, and a tiny glimmer of hope.  We have tried several times throughout the years to help Abbey toilet train, but it has been very discouraging for her (and for us) and not remotely successful. But, it’s been a few years and since she’s growing and quickly developing into a young lady, we felt it was time to try again.  I’m writing to ask for your prayers…this would make a huge difference in our lives, and in Abbey’s life, for her to gain a level of independence in this area.  She is getting so big, and it’s hard to find places to change her diaper that are private and comfortable.  With puberty breathing down my neck, I feel anxious to see her win this battle. It’s not only important for comfort reasons, but it can quickly become a health concern in the future.  For the next two weeks, she will wear underwear beneath her diaper and at school and home will be put on the toilet in regular intervals.  After the two weeks, the school will do an “evaluation” of sorts to see how she is doing it and what we may need to do to move forward, or if she is a candidate for being toilet trained at all. Will you pray with us for her?  

Please pray that her body and her brain can communicate, and that she would understand the urge and need to “go.”

Please pray for her ability to communicate her needs.

Please, please pray for success!


  1. We're Praying Kimberly!

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    1. You are a great sister! Thanks so much! Love you

  3. Certainly lifting you both up and claiming God's victory of this.
    Stephanie Arnold

  4. My prayers for you and Abby to find peace thru God! I'll be praying for you all every day Kimberly!