Friday (1/29/10) was a very exciting day around here. Here’s why:
- Maya got her first pair of glasses! She looks so beautiful, and so old! She really, really likes them. For the first time, she can see things like signs and screens at church. Pictures to come.
- Jason accidentally squirted a bunch of Dr. Bronner’s Baby Mild soap into Asher’s eye, beginning hours of pain, suffering, and screaming by Asher. It was a horrible night. Thanks to an optometrist cousin in the family, everything seemed all better by morning.
Saturday (1/30/10) was also very exciting. Here’s why:
- It was the first FUSE service (the new contemporary service that Jason’s helping to lead at our church). Attendance was good, and God was worshipped. Pray for Him to be honored as the service evolves. (For more info on the service, search for the FUSE service on Facebook. Or just ask me!)
- Unfortunately, I was not at the first service, because Asher woke up that morning (just hours after his eye trauma) with a fever of 104. He then threw up. His fever was still 104 that evening, and finally broke yesterday (Sunday) afternoon.
This week is going to be exciting. Here’s why:
- We started back with a full school schedule. The past two weeks have involved school, but we’ve been ramping up. I did everything today, and it was mildly successful.
- Unfortunately, Callan has become increasingly congested, and it became apparent by this morning that he has some sort of virus. PLEASE JOIN ME IN PRAYING THAT IT’S NOT RSV, or that if it is RSV, it’s mercifully short and hospital-free. He is the same age as Ellery was when she contracted RSV (three weeks old) and was hospitalized for four days. We came close to losing her, and she is still experiencing repercussions from having had RSV so young. As much as I’m trying to be calm and peaceful about this, I’m very scared.
- We still don’t know if anyone else caught the flu bug that took Asher down this weekend. So it could be that everyone gets the flu before the week’s up.
- I’m somewhat overwhelmed by the newness of parenting four children with various illnesses, homeschooling, managing the home, etc. I’m miserably behind in important things (like seed orders/gardening, laundry, cooking, cleaning) and generally tired and irritable. I love my kids, and I know I’ll figure it all out in time, but this week seems insurmountable. My husband, who is currently working three jobs, can’t help as much as he would like.
Could use your thoughts and prayers. If I could just get rid of this headache, at least for this moment, I think I’ll be alright.