Ah yes Christmas, the celebration of the birth of Jesus and the celebration of several days off of school for this weary teacher!
I must confess that I was pretty darn excited to win 2nd place in the “who can sleep in the longest” family contest on Sunday the day after Christmas. Yep this mom slept in until 10:15, Tyler won it all and slept until 11:05, but I was pretty content with 2nd place.
R.E.S.T is what I needed, and I am thankful that is what I got!
You know you must be a mom when you get very excited about a rare moment to sleep in AND I may add, you get excited about getting a new toaster for Christmas!
I have found that through this entire ordeal with my dear hubs that I tend to be much more tired than normal! I guess that is how I handle the stress of it all, I frequently ponder when I will be able to get my next nap and how soon ’til bedtime!
But alas Christmas day was a nice, NORMAL, relaxing day for us! We opened presents together as a family Sat. morning then headed to my parent’s house for the day. And Tyler with a newly earned learner’s permit in hand got to drive some of the trip!
Christmas Day really drove home to me the importance of taking time to relax and revive! Days like that are going to be important to all of us. It will be while relaxing and reviving our hearts we will find strength to press on in this journey.
Curt apparently took the R & R to heart, I noticed he had dozed off during the present opening! (And for those of you who are wondering if this couch has ever been entered in the “Ugliest Couch Contest”, Yes I believe it already has! :))
Tyler also took the R & R thing to heart……..found him sprawled on the kitchen floor like this after dinner. Such a proud mom moment!!!
Christmas Day also emphasized to me the importance of family during tough times. Both Curt’s family and my family have really supported us during this unexpected detour in life! It’s good to gather together and be there for each other! I have always emphasized the importance of family, now it’s nice to see it all in action. After all you only have one family, love them and support them……..and we are thankful to now be on the receiving end of that! I know it also means a lot to Madi……shown here with her wonderful, supportive cousins!
We are thankful for this Christmas, and we are thankful for each of you who have supported us. I have lots to tell of the many special blessings we have received………God’s timing is perfect. We continue to press on by the prayers of God’s people, friends and family support, coffee, naps, encouragement from God’s word, sweet cards sent in snail mail, and encouraging emails, lots of hugs, kind and gentle words spoken to us, and sweet gifts given to us!
Please continue to pray for us, we were disappointed that Johns Hopkins called last Friday to cancel Curt’s appointment for today. He was to have an initial evaluation by a specialist there. We were hoping they could answer lots of questions, find a good med for him, give us a more defined diagnosis and prognosis. He is now rescheduled for Jan. 14th.
Also pray for Curt to keep busy during the day, he tends to become a bit depressed at times. Not horribly depressed, just down ( and who wouldn’t be!).
Pray for the kids as they continue to adjust to their Dad not really being the Dad they have grown used to. They need to make adjustments to their expectations, which can sometimes be hard for teenagers!
Pray for wisdom for all the decisions that need to be made…..especially for me in this area. I have learned a ton about medicaid, medicare, health care, wills, durable power of attorney etc…but I still feel clueless!