We’ve all experienced it… after a long and wonderful time you hit it…
Over the past month: Matt has started back at seminary, Summer has ended and school has started for Lexi (the child I watch), our Pastor has been out of the office due to a shoulder surgery so Matt has been “on call”, Matt has started and finished preaching his first sermon series, Rachael has started making a pattern of waking in the middle of the night and refusing to nap interspersedly, Abi has had many “grumpy” days where little satisfies her, I have been having headaches, our 3 year anniversary and 3 days of festivities ensued (including 2 late nights after Dave/Busters and King’s Island), and we stayed the weekend at my parent’s house with just me, the kids, and a favorite helper so Jes, Mom and I could sing a trio in church.
Yes, world, now that all this has happened we find ourselves at the foot of the wall…. in pieces….
So for the next few days I have vowed to just run the normal routine, normal nap/bedtimes, normal schedules. And I’m hoping by us getting back to normal Rachael will begin to sleep better, Abi will be less grumpy (and in turn all of us will be less grumpy), we’ll all sleep a bit better and my headaches may subside. With a few lock-down, nearly pajama days I feel the hope that normalcy will again find itself in our desiring company.
We have had our peaks and our valleys in this past month, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world… just happy to feel the embrace of a quiet house again. (Cue the breathing.)
Hope things are going well with you all…