Sunday, February 15, 2015

Many missing days

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We have been so sick lately, it took such a huge toll on my wee girl and I. We were the only two to get what Jake kindly referred to as "the lady flu"(Adaline and I both had fevers, amazing body aches,  lack of appetite , migraines, and just overall weakness), Jake worked pretty much the entire day I was ridiculously sick and Jamie of course was home from school because it was a Sunday it was such a rough day. I was so homesick that day I really wished that my mom or my sisters are one of Family tribe(you know what I mean by tribe((sometimes referred to it as my clan)) don't you? Your tribe is the people that are there for you who let you have your cry and tell you that they love you and that it's okay to be upset, they don't preach at you when you really just genuinely need a hug.... that tribe not literal "tribe", the people with whom you can be 100% honest and not "on your best behavior" with) and though my hearts village has expanded while I am here to include some amazing women that I didn't want to get them sick, so I was all alone. It was a really awful day. I felt a lot better on my birthday but still quite weak so Jake took care of me the entire your dad clean the kitchen took care the kids , you know, the works! And since he had the next day off we did some birthday things on Tuesday. We went out to lunch döner with a huge yummy salad, then  went thrift store shoppig. I thought  was feeling strong enough to walk around, but BOY was exhausted that night!! it felt
like I had to run a relay or something!
Okay this is going to be a slow recovery... Got it.
Today, though it may have taken twice as long, we walked Jaime to school.  hopefully that bit of fresh air works and Adeline and I will start feeling better soon, yesterday took its toll on both of us, we just weren't ready to "go" yet.

All of this being said I am very behind on my picture progress while I was sick I didn't look at my computer or touch my camera I may have taken some photos on my phone but I'm not sure so there might be a few days missing however it's been quite difficult for you and Jake being gone so often so when we're all together we're not getting distracted by trying to meet our own or anyone else's  expectations, we are just trying to be together and make sure we get to the grocery store and have the laundry done and the children played with and read to . I don't expect perfection from myself, I fully expect to miss a few days here and there. The plan is to try and being gentle with myself and with other people, especially those little people that think that you have superpowers and should be able to handle anything. As ever were all just muddling through trying to get by doing the best we can with what we are given. My Bible it feels like that's just reminded me of how much increase he's always given to his people and that not only should I be gracious towards my children but remember that I'm one of his children and he knows my weaknesses and he's also gracious with me. That's a wonderful thing to remember.

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