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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Life is just that way sometimes

Well, since the last post I got bronchitis and mono. Yup, you read that right. bronchitis and mono. How did I get sooo lucky, you wonder?

Well, that is just my life. It really is. I am the 1% of the population that gets the rare problems. You can count on me to be the weird girl that baffles doctors! lol Enough frustration and bitterness...

For the last week I have been lying in bed all day every day. Sleeping and moaning! While I was moaning between naps I was feeling incredibly guilty that the girls were left to fend for themselves. They had to feed themselves, do chores, and take care of the younger ones. Sometimes I could hear them scurrying about or fighting and I really didn't care. They could have burned the house down and I would have just laid there and watch!

It didn't occur to me until around Wednesday that we would be behind a week in school after this. (it had to be the drugs, because I am usually much more with it than that!) I told the girls on Monday that if they would just keep up on their Math and Language, we would figure out the rest later.

That memory came to me in the middle of the night and gave me an anxiety attack. Did I really say that? Seriously?

Yes, yes I did.

I understand that they couldn't do some of the Tapestry stuff without me, but what was I thinking?

Oh yeah, sleep, sleep, and more sleep.

Well, I came to terms with being behind. It's not that big of deal, really. We have room to wiggle with but learning that I have mono makes me wonder how long I will need to modify our schedule.

That makes me nervous.

How long will this last? How far behind will we get? Once I'm back to 'normal' will the girls cooperate and get back to a regular schedule? Is there really time with their schooling to do this?

I don't have any answers. I'm sure that I haven't even thought of all the questions even. I guess with everything else, we will take it one day at a time and trust God's plan for our family and our school.


Kristine said...

You said it, Renita, "trust God's plan for our family and our school." He DOES have a plan for you. It stinks that you are sick, but we know in ALL things that He will work for the good of those who love Him (Rom 8:28). What a blessing that your daughters have the opportunity to care for each other, to care for YOU. Yes, academics ARE important; hearts are more important. He wants you to let go of YOUR plan and embrace His plan, His will.

Ugh, I'd write a little more, but my dh is turning out the bedroom light and I'm have to read before I go to sleep (which means I have to go turn a light back on!).

Cynthia said...

UGH! I hope you are better SOON! We think our dd had mono last year... all she did was sleep for what seemed like MONTHS!

Lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by I hope you feel better soon.