Tuesday, January 10, 2017
For the past two weeks we have been fighting all kinds of illness.
From the stomach bug to ear infections, coughing, upper respiratory infections.
One of the hardest things about being separated from my husband is when we are all ill.
I don't think I've slept a full night in the past two weeks. Let alone gotten much of anything else done, other than cleaning up after sick children and then becoming sick myself.
I hate feeling like I'm behind on things, which I am. And I'm not really even homeschooling anymore. Other then answering a few questions from my teenager every now and then.
I'm still surprised my homeschooling journey has come to an end. But I am joyful in that my girls are excelling so well in school.
We've had about 7 inches of snow here the other day. And we were still fighting illness. I made a turkey and all the fixings. That's our family tradition here.
And just when I thought we were on the mend. I had one child come down with and ear infection and another has an abscessed tooth.
So it's been another week of doctor appointments and such.
prayers for this mama, would be so appreciated.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Lord, Thou hast given me a cell
Wherein to dwell,
A little house, whose humble roof
Under the spars of which I lie
Both soft, and dry;
Where Thou my chamber for to ward
Hast set a guard
Of harmless thoughts, to watch and keep
Me, while I sleep.
Low is my porch, as is my fate,
Both void of state;
And yet the threshold of my door
Is worn by th' poor,
Who thither come and freely get
Good words, or meat.
Like as my parlour, so my hall
And kitchen's small;
A little buttery, and therein
A little bin,
Which keeps my little loaf of bread
Some brittle sticks of thorn or briar
Make me a fire,
Close by whose living coal I sit,
And glow like it.
Lord, I confess too, when I dine,
The pulse is Thine,
And all those other bits, that be
There plac'd by Thee;
The worts, the purslain, and the mess
Which of Thy kindness Thou hast sent;
And my content
Makes those, and my beloved beet,
To be more sweet.
'Tis Thou that crown'st my glittering hearth
With guiltless mirth;
And giv'st me wassail-bowls to drink,
Spic'd to the brink.
Lord, 'tis Thy plenty-dropping hand
That soils my land;
And giv'st me, for my bushel sown,
Twice ten for one;
Thou mak'st my teeming hen to lay
Her egg each day;
Besides my healthful ewes to bear
Me twins each year;
The while the conduits of my kine
Run cream, for wine.
All these, and better, Thou dost send
Me, to this end,
That I should render, for my part,
A thankful heart,
Which, fir'd with incense, I resign,
As wholly Thine;
But the acceptance, that must be,
My Christ, by Thee.
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I haven't really given a full family update in a while. But I wanted to give you all an idea as to what is going on in our lives.
Big Daddy is currently living in Pennsylvania, While I hold down the fort at home. Our plan is to eventually transition our home to Pennsylvania.
I'm basically living the single mom life here. Sometimes it's utterly exhausting.
The past few weeks have been exceptionally exhausting.
As most of you know this is my kids first year in public school, One of my munchkins came home with a cold and it basically spread through out the whole house rather quickly.
We had a week of 4 kiddos running fevers, coughing, vomiting etc.
My youngest was hit the hardest and got pneumonia. He spent a full week in the hospital. And he is now home but we are still undergoing breathing treatments every 4 hours.
It's taken me two days to attempt to get my house in order, and I'm still not done but now I'm down with some sickness.
I'm ready for some normalcy to return to our home.