Life is busy. Life with 6 children is busy. Life homeschooling those 6 children is busy. But my goodness, life with a child who has special needs is a new definition of “busy.”
In many ways I feel like my life has been a whirlwind these past 18 months. There are days I find myself asking, “What did ‘normal’ life ever look like?” I can’t remember. . .
I recently had one of those crazy mom days. . .Moms, you know what I’m talking about. It was one of “THOSE” days. . . life was spinning all around me and I felt like I couldn’t catch my breath.
“Mom, can I have snack?”
“Mom, can you help me with math?”
“Mom, I need a spelling test.”
“Mom can I have another snack?”
“Mom, when’s lunch?”
“Mom!!!!! I went poo poo!!!”
I was trying to answer a million questions, referee fights, help with school work, make meals; but all the while I was also trying to make sure I was taking care of Judah’s needs. Feed Judah. Do therapy with Judah. Spend a couple hours in the chamber with Judah. Feed Judah again. More therapy. More chamber time. More feeding. More therapy.
So what did I do? I wish I could say I grabbed my Bible and a worship cd and went to my prayer closet. But oh no. Not this day. I hid!! In the bathroom! I locked my bedroom door. I locked my bathroom door. And hid! And this time it wasn’t my kids that found me. It was Chad! I heard our bedroom door open, then watched our bathroom door slowly creep open. There he was, my handsome husband, discovering me, his bride, the mother of his children, hiding in the bathroom with coffee in one hand and ice cream in the other. ha!
So yes, my life is busy. But in some ways it really has slowed down. No really! It has! At the beginning of this year we made a conscious decision to slow down a bit. At one point last year I was taking Judah to as many as eight appointments each week. That usually included at least one trip to Tampa. But you can only run at that pace for so long before something has to give. We started noticing some symptoms in my health that needed attention. And we also noticed our children needed their mama home again.
Please pray for us as we seek the Lord as to what therapies we should be doing right now and which doctors we should be seeing. There are so many opinions out there of what is best for my son. I want God’s opinion! He knows what Judah needs and He knows what our family needs.
He is making all things new. In my heart. In my home. In my family. And in Judah.
Thank you for loving us, encouraging us, and praying for us. Your prayers are what carry us through!
And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.”