My flowery notebook is listed with the names of five children, keeping track of the times and names of the meds they are given. The house stays messier longer than normal. Dinner times without my big kid helpers (Jake remains feverish and coughing) are a challenge with cranky littles requiring my attention and patience. What was I thinking making oven fried chicken last night? Well, I wanted Jeremy to come home to a good meal, but it was so busy in other ways, I think I should have made something simpler. He loves to come home. He has told me before that when he comes home he feels like he can breathe again. I love to bless him. But last night I was cranky, and so were lots of other munchkins. It would have been more peaceful with a less involved meal.
Nights are presently times for cool cloths, cough medicine, and fever reducing meds. We've even had a bad dream that Daddy lovingly took care of. Have I told you how beautiful our town looks from this view at 1, 2, 3, and 4 am? :) It really does. The lights along the streets, and the town house are picture perfect.
A slow pace at home, not resenting but nurturing the needs, abiding in the Great Love from above, praying for wisdom regarding Dr. visits, activities at home, and simple, simple, but loving, are the things I am gleaning from these days.