Poor Jansen still has his moments when he is very scared of the wind. Last week he asked me if he could sleep in the guest room because he could hear the wind and some wind chimes through the window in his room. We moved him to the guest room and he fell asleep immediately. It makes me so sad to know that he worries about this and that it affects other parts of life sometimes. On very windy days I am literally sick to my stomach during the 15 minutes I know he is at recess. And yet, I know that being outside and experiencing it is just what he needs.
It was a little windy one afternoon, but he went in the backyard and climbed on the wall. I watched him for awhile, and it seemed like he was proving to himself that everything was going to be ok. The wind wasn't going to hurt him. We pray with him about the wind a lot. It can be hard because what I (and Jansen) would really like is for the wind to stop blowing. We have to explain to Jansen that Heavenly Father doesn't always make the wind stop, and we usually don't pray for that, but He can give Jansen comfort and help him deal with his fears. This is the case with most trials in life, so it has been a great reminder to me as well that God doesn't remove our hardships, but He can definitely be our constant companion through them.