Schoolwork. Cleaning. Marketing. Laundry. Bill paying. Dishes. Chauffeuring. Grades. Straightening. De-cluttering. Planning. Driving. Orchestrating. Guiding.
Isn't this a glorious list of treasured responsibilities?! Well, for me it is indeed! And, neatly tucked between each of the above tasks are delicious words such as . . . loving, hugging, kissing, snuggling, caressing, listening, caring, hearing, soothing, laughing, nurturing, praying. Oh, how joyful it is to be nearly back to normal!! I find such thrill in what most may see as the mundane. For it is in this mundane that some of my deepest purposes are fulfilled. I know I'm right where the Lord would have me . . . and oh, how I squeal in delight to be in this place!
The Lord's path for our next step in the process of treatment is becoming more clear each day. Thank you for praying with us for this direction. Today, I enjoyed a visit with a dear long-term friend who had something very special to share with me! I believe it may be part of His plan for healing, but am going to spend some additional time with Him about it. Doors are being closed in areas that are surprising, while others are being opened that are unexpected! We'll continue to stand and trust. Reminds me of that wonderful old hymn . . . "Trust and Obey"!
This past week and a half has been spent nursing my babes back to health after they were exposed to Scarlet Fever almost two weeks ago. One by one, each of them dropped to high fever and throat issues. Just today, were they all up and out of bed/off the couch. This hit them hard, even requiring all to be seen by the doctor to get antibiotics. (No, I don't like antibiotics! However, after fighting it for three days with symptoms getting worse by the hour, I gave in to keep my home from experiencing a full implosion! We'll be hitting the probiotics after the doses are finished.)
Come Monday, I suppose we'll be back on the path of normalcy! Grades are due by the end of the month. Our oldest will be back to his part-time job. Schoolwork will be kicked up a notch into "catch-up" mode. A trip to Costco seems imminent, of course with the lifting help of my dudes. Bedding changes will be accomplished. And, I may even make a full fledged dinner by myself! Now, if I could just find a place to buy some ability to sleep. That is the lingering problem that plagues me most. You know, without sleep, mamas can get a bit touchy, unreasonable, ugly, and well . . . you know!
Praise the Lord . . . He has given me this day! I will rejoice and be glad in it! Five weeks sure "feels" better than three. I even see a bit of "me" in the mirror!
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