Just a day:
Hubby had to help drive the girls to school because yesterday I had an angiogram to try to find causes for neuropathy (can’t drive for 24 hours after that kind of office visit) Then he had to help pick them up- still keeping up with job, too… One asd hubby curled into a ball on the couch for a while.
Meanwhile, both older boys had a migraine (at the same time is rare, but the dust and pollen outside is remarkably high today).
Get home and both girls are not feeling the best, but after a break they let me push them thru homework time and getting ready for church volleyball.
I used to like volleyball.
But today was super loud for my T’s sensory hearing struggles, and it was especially hard when the coach’s whistle was right near her; and the crowd was especially loud and competitive; and her coach had a very hard time letting her rotate in with normal turns… So the drive home was a very long session of finding ways to forgive those who get lost in the competition too far to think of others’ feelings.
Then, as she curled her 5’10” into a ball in my lap, she finally whispered her biggest dread of the day- she got so panicked in seminary that she couldn’t respond to the nice comments from the girls near her, and “mom- I just rocked, and rocked and couldn’t stop for a long time” -she hates doing that in front of others. (the Substitute teacher had asked her to stand up and do the devotional)
Well, they are all finally in bed and asleep, Mommy has indulged in one of the big pain pills from yesterday, and it’s finally time to look for silver linings, the moments of seeing the good.
So— Well, I am truly blessed with a hubby so devoted to me. He pushes himself beyond his pain and fears daily to fill in for my weak spots and take care of me.
— My older boys both care about me and still hug me, they are also getting downright good at staying-if not cheerful- at least in control and pleasant with sibs right thru a migraine attack.
–Not to forget my DK, he is trying hard to work on his attitude and self control when I tell him it’s time to get off the computer. It’s our goal at the moment, and he is not always successful, but I see him try, and grow, and I notice profusely when he succeeds.
—My angel girls care so much for each other, and physically hurt if they hurt the other one’s feelings. And T finally let me guide her thru looking up our favorite scripture on Fear Not (Isaiah 41:10) and print it up for tomorrow,
—And Hubby is massaging my feet- that counts for double 🙂
Not too bad, I can sleep now.