Well, honestly, several months.
It’s crazy how life hits, you know? Sometimes it just feels like you can’t get out of the streak of “bad luck”. We had a string of illnesses back in June to early July. Then I got in a car accident. Then our basement flooded. Then we were in construction mode for 2 months. Then we had a really busy September with visitors (not bad luck, but still added to some stress levels). Then Parker got sick, I got sick, Brian and I both got sick, Parker got sick again, I got sick again, then Parker got what I had, and now Brian has it…again.
It’s been hard.
Hard to persevere. Hard to be away from family. Hard to stay positive. Hard to ask for help.
Not impossible, not the hardest situation ever, just a steady barrage of “yuck”. I’m still recovering from the most recent flu, and Brian is still in the midst of it. It’s hard to mother and to be a nurse when you aren’t feeling even close to normal yourself. But it’s where we are at right now. It’s not exactly like we have any other options, you know? You just have to keep going.
Anyway, all that to say, this space might be a little sparse for the next few days as we all try to restore health around here. I don’t mean to burden you all with our comparatively small trials, but somehow it feels better just knowing others will be thinking about us and praying for us. I know God is carrying us through, and a big part of that is allowing people to know what’s going on in our lives.
Thanks for listening to me ramble. I’m still physically out-of-sorts and I can tell my emotions are being affected too. We are truly thankful for the friends and family who have prayed and helped over the last months. I don’t want to seem ungrateful for that. I’m just feeling particularly “down” at the moment.
Speaking of “down”, I should probably be laying down. I hope to write in better health soon!