In case you missed it, my last post- I completely MISSPOKE! I thought the worst of the sickness was missed. I was very, very wrong. However, I would like to say that VomitFest 2018 is officially under wraps. I have been spending the last two weeks sick myself, catching up on the kids’ school work (including grading) and cleaning everything that 7 people can touch in our entire home. Basically, that means everything!!
I thought we were in the clear the past few days, but I currently have three kids sick again with one who came down with a fever last night. It seems to be cold-like. Nothing serious. Just enough to make everyone cranky and miserable. Especially the youngest. Hopefully, I’m not speaking early on this one.
With the exception of a few runny noses and small coughs, we are plowing through. I am attempting to catch up before the next problem shows its ugly face. And I’m old enough to know this now- problems will always keep coming. So take advantage of the down moments. It is so great to rest. Enjoy the rest, but don’t stay idle.
Don’t Stay Idle
I’ve definitely learned over the years, especially with a larger brood of kids, to take advantage during the down times. There is so much that you can get done in those spare times. Life will stay busy when you have a larger bunch of kids, but that is not a bad thing. I think life is best lived fully. However, what you fill it with is what matters.
Keep Life Full
I know cleaning vomit up is not what you want to “fill” your life, but caring for others should be something you do fill it with. Or else, it can be left very empty. If you care for others, there will always be things you don’t want to do and it will be a lot of work, but I tend to think that my husband and children are worth it. And loving and caring for others is a way we show love to God. He is who I want most to fill my life with. Loving my family is one way to do that.
I pray you are all staying well. Hopefully, I’ll be back to writing a little more this week as (hopefully) things around here slow down a bit. We don’t have much time left before the first of the holidays comes along. Once they do- it flies by so fast!