We finally were able to celebrate Nick’s Birthday yesterday. Poor guys was sick on his actual Birthday and all last week. We took some friends with us to the T-Rex restaurant at Downtown Disney. The kids got to Build-A-Dino, dig for fossils, and eat dino chicken nuggets. We even took a visit to the Lego Store. It was a great time.
I can’t believe Nicholas is 5 now! Amazing how the time flies. Next year he will be in Kindergarten (and Natalie will be in 1st grade)! And then we’ll also have a newborn! WOW! Bizarre!
Here are some pics from the Celebration:
This week has been a challenging one, to say the least. I forgot how hard it is to take care of a child who is ill and totally dependent on you. Poor Nick has pretty much laid around all day for a week, whining and coughing continuously. I love him and feel bad for him, but there was one day that when Jason got home, I had to go sit outside in the quiet and escape from the constant noise.
One day this week, I was so overwhelmed with my inability to care for him and keep up with everything in the house and life, and our daughter. I just cried because I couldn’t imagine how I am possibly going to survive and manage it all with a 3rd child coming into the picture in 3 months.
Then the next morning I was bonked on the head by what I read in my devotional “Jesus Calling” (which I love, by the way). It is written as if Jesus were speaking to you, and here is what it said:
“When I gave you My Spirit, I empowered you to live beyond your natural ability and strength. That’s why it is so wrong to measure your energy level against the challenges ahead of you. The issue is not your strength, but Mine, which is limitless. By walking closely to Me, you can accomplish My purposes in My strength.”
Wow! That is what I am totally doing…looking at the circumstances and freaking out about how I am going to do it all in my strength. Thank goodness I don’t have to do it all in my strength, but that I can rely on Him to help me through!
“To this end I labor, struggling with all His energy, which so powerfully works in me.” (Col. 1:29)
I haven’t written on here in a while. I think mostly because there is so much going on in life all around me, that most of the time I get “stuck”. It’s bizarre. Because there are days where I want to conquer and complete something like crazy, and then other days where it all looks so daunting, that I just get stuck. You add to that sleepless nights, and I become even more fogged.
I have struggled a lot lately with Restless Leg Syndrome, which wakes me up every night. I had this issue when I was pregnant with Nick, too, but this time around seems more intense. Then, to add to the sleepless nights, Nicholas has been sick for the past week. Poor guy has had a fever and has been coughing like crazy. I have taken him to the chiro 3 times, tried all kinds of cough meds and natural remedies, and then took him to a new-to-us pediatrician yesterday. She was so great! They are traditional medical doctors but also practice a lot of natural and homeopathic remedies. And she was so informative in explaining the process of what is happening with this virus in Nick’s body (which I love!). They did a strep test, and he didn’t have it (thank God, bc we certainly don’t need that around our house). So, we are hoping he will get better in the next couple of days.
So, that is the long and short of where we are right now. I have more things to write, but I’ll save it for another post.