Both boys are actually napping (a rare occurrence) so I thought I'd take a few minutes to blog.
Life has been busy lately. I've never had a more difficult time being a mother. I admire mothers that have more than three or more children- I'm struggling with just two! Timmy is everywhere and into everything. If he's in the main room, he's heading for the couch (which he can now climb on and I'm afraid he will fall off) or the bathroom (where he tries to play in the potty). If he's on the porch he tries to eat the dog food, or anything else he can find. Or he'll climb onto the trampoline. And in the kitchen he goes for the garbage can or compost bin. This house is just too small to make baby proof (no closets, hardly any cabinets, so all our stuff is on shelves). And there's just not much space for Timmy to play. We may have the option of moving into another house, but it's only somewhat bigger, and I just don't know if it's worth all the work for only 10 months.
On a positive note, the past two days Timmy has taken a few 1 hour naps. Before that, he took only two 30 minute naps, or sometimes 15 to 20 minute naps. those naps left me no time to re-energize. So, I'm hoping he keeps it up!
I've enjoyed having Jeremiah home all day this summer. But, once again, there's not a lot of room for him to play. And he will not stop hitting/kicking, etc. the dogs, Timmy, and any other animals we meet, in spite of trying to teach him how to be kind and giving him consequences.
So, between trying to keep up on top of life and children in between being sick and having a strained neck (since Jan or Feb I've been sick- digestive, flu, cold, or random fever- just about every month, sometimes even more frequent. I hurt my neck over vacation and am still having difficulties; I finally went to a doctor and he prescribed some stronger anti-inflammatory medicine), I haven't had a lot of time for blogging.
It's been a difficult few months, and I've struggled a lot through all the different illnesses, but I hope and pray that I'm growing through it all. It is my desire that the difficulties bring me close to God and make me into a more loving wife, mother, friend, and daughter. Though at times I've been tempted to lose hope or trust, God fills me with stronger hope and trust after the tears and anger wash away. And each time I appreciate all the more those weeks of full health and strength to serve my family. Please keep us in your prayers, as the boys have also been sick a few of these times. Now, time to go cook! :)