Here we are, 16 days into the new year, and I already feel like time is just flying by. Maybe you can relate?
Not only that, but I feel as though nothing has gone the way I expected it to, which is often very frustrating for me. (Yes, I am a control freak, and I am ok with that. )
We had a wonderful Christmas, as well as a great trip to visit extended family over New Years. We then came back and had 4 days until my kids went to spend the weekend with friends of ours so that my hubby and I could have our annual “pre-busy season” retreat. We try to have this retreat every year in early January before my husband begins his busy season, which consists of him working longer hours, as well as Saturday’s, January – April.
We had a wonderful time together, and enjoyed a couple of nice dinners out, as well as lots of movies by the fire, and lots of relaxation, which we both needed!
My plan then, was to get our school year up and running again, full force. What I didn’t plan on, was that I’d end up getting sick the last night of our retreat, and still being sick 7 days later. Not fun.
I caught a nasty upper-respiratory virus that has gotten worse with each day that goes by, and the sinus pain and pressure in my head and face has been so bad that I’m not sleeping well at night. Of course, this is the week that my doctor is out of town, therefore, I went to a Take Care Clinic close by, in hopes of getting on antibiotics, because I know without a doubt that this has turned into a sinus infection gone bad.
Unfortunately, the physician’s assistant that I saw felt that since I’d only been sick for three days at the time that she saw me, that she shouldn’t give me any meds and let the virus take its course. That was four days ago, and I have gotten much worse since then. Thankfully, I was able to contact that same PA today, and when I told her how much worse I’d gotten, she agreed to call in an antibiotic for me. Phew! Here’s hoping it kicks in FAST!
Needless to say, with being so sick this week, we haven’t done much school, and there have been moments when I’ve been frustrated that my plans had to change. I’ve been anxious, fearing that we are going to get behind because of this extra time off, and worried that I’m failing my kids because we’re missing so much school.
Thankfully, the Lord finally brought me to my senses and reminded me that this sickness didn’t take Him by surprise and it didn’t change his plans at all.
He also reminded me that our home school belongs to him, and that it’s not mine to fret over.
And you know what? My kids haven’t done a lot of academics this week, but they sure have excelled at serving others. They have waited on me hand and foot, and have asked me numerous times if I need anything, or how am I feeling.
If you ask me, I’d say they’ve learned a lot this week and haven’t missed out on anything; some lessons are more important than others.