i’ve been in a waiting place over the last few months. i didn’t know i would be in a waiting place. it’s the kind of thing you don’t plan. and it reminds me i’m not in control.
i’m not waiting for any big news. i’m not waiting for anything big to change or happen. i’m just waiting for all the bugs that have been making us sick leave our little home and let us get back into our regular routine.
this year has been full of surgery and sniffles and antibiotics and cozy blankets. and it’s not just the kids, my husband and i have had our share of sickness and stay home days too. it seems we’ve been hit with one bug after another.
our elementary school reports more absenses than usual and the local hospital is running low on open beds. it’s just a bad bug season!
for me, this means a lot of cuddling kiddos, and postponing meetings. changing plans, unread emails and chicken noodle soup. to be honest, it kind of goes against my grain. i’m a planner and i like it when things go according to the plan. if been discouraged this week with all the illness our family has had to face this winter.
so for now, i’m trying to wait quietly until we all get well. i’m trying to cuddle my boys and be patient and be thankful for this time. even though it wasn’t planned.
has your family been sick this winter? how do you wait quietly during these times?
Psalm 43:5 Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.