Things are a bit odd right now.
The kids are out of school for the rest of the year here in VA. We are “social distancing” the best we can… thankfully we have some woods to explore & can spend time outside when the weather allows.
I’m not stressing too much about homeschooling right now. The twins are right on the cusp of reading, so that’s exciting, but also a bummer because they won’t be learning in a school environment, but rather with a mom who hasn’t truly taught in 23 years.
Thank goodness for awesome websites & the simple fact that reading to & with them is just about the best thing I can do.
The teenager is pretty independent with her studies..so she’s getting to sleep in, keep her room clean & ride her 4 wheeler a lot!
My husband is not too worried. And he’s a worrier. I’m kinda using him as a gage . He is considered “essential” so our business is still running, which is a huge blessing!
I’m on the struggle bus at times.
One minute I’m full of faith. The next I’m scared to death.
I give the term wish washy a brand new meaning!
Everything is so confusing…who do you listen to…for every article that spikes fear in my heart, there is another that gives me hope.
The experts say one thing, the President says another.
Patients who’ve recovered say one thing, families of patients who’ve died say another.
It’s all very confusing!
Libby had a nightmare the other night. After I comforted her, she kept talking about the details of the dream..I listened initially. Then I realized she was getting herself more worked up and scared. I encouraged her to stop thinking about the scary dream. To instead think on good things. Happy things.
It hit me a few days later that I needed to take my own advice.
I don’t have all the answers, but I know Who does.
This pandemic did not take my Lord by surprise.
He is faithful.
He is true.
He cares immensely for His children.
If you find yourself like me, unsure of who to believe & confused, please consider heeding this verse :
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Philippians 4:8 &9
I’m not advocating putting your head in the sand & pretending nothing is wrong.
I’m just offering another opportunity to settle yourself.
To stop panicking.
To give yourself some grace.
We are all in this together. This will not last forever.
So wash your hands. Say your prayers & think of the good things
You are so loved!