When I last posted, I shared about Graham getting pink eye and me having an awful head cold. Not fun. However, it seems that our family has a dark cloud over us and things just kept getting worse. My mother-in-law got pink eye from Graham and she had a sinus infection as well. We had a week of all being home sick and trying not to spread our germs. My big hope was that Friday was going to be our fun family day. I also thought that the Friday before, but then Graham had pink eye… So anyway, this last Friday, I woke up at 2:30pm with my right eye stuck shut. On Thursday, I had rubbed my eyes and had a moment of panic. Then I thought about how we’re past the contagious stage and let out a sigh of relief. But sadly, I was wrong. So I spent our fun family day at Urgent Care for pink eye. Blah. Saturday was a pink eye recovery day and my mother-in-law started to feel sick again. Come Sunday morning, we found out that Nana had the flu. Sunday was a big day because we were going to start house sitting for my parents. My eye was a bit gooey so we didn’t go to church and when I realized I couldn’t keep my kids quiet for Nana to rest, we took off for my parent’s house to settle in.
I had been looking forward to house sitting for parents. I couldn’t wait to play house in their new home. I was going to treat it like a vacation rental. But… I got there and got settled in and it hit me… I’m in someone’s else house. I’m always in someone’s house. I’ve lived over a year with my in-laws (which I am extremely thankful for) and then when I thought I would “play house” in a new house, it just hit me I was in my parent’s house. I’m always in someone else’s space because I have no house of my own. Actually, I got to to stare out the window at my house that had no workers there. I thought that house sitting was going to fill a void in my heart and instead it hit me that no home, but my home, will fill the void. I had a very weepy 24 hours after that. Thank you to my friends and family who let me emotionally decompress on them – aka cry. A lot. My heart aches to settle into my home. I totally didn’t expect that reaction. It took me completely off guard and left me with a deep ache. Not awesome. Let me tell you.
So on Monday, I’m was deep mourning of my homelessness. I came home from my MOPS steering team meeting and I was emotionally spent. I said good night to the boys and settled in to talk to Jeremy when we heard Owen yelling from the bedroom. Jeremy got into the room and got Owen out before he could throw up EVERYWHERE! Luckily, we got Owen out of the room before he throw up on Graham who was sleeping on the floor beside him. However, Jeremy took the worst blow ever! That was the most amount of puke I’d ever seen on anyone! Jeremy had it puddled in this ear. Gross! From that point on we lived in the flu zone for the next 24 hours. Poor Owen got it bad. Tuesday was a sick day around the house. Jeremy took time off to help us survive. I had been looking forward to a family day and this wasn’t the way I was hoping to get it. Come Wednesday, Graham had pink eye again, so it was back to the doctor to get him more drops….
And there you have it! We just had an intense week of illness. Add some out of the blue emotional trauma and there you have my life right now. My hope was that in staying up at my parent’s house we would have a front row seat to watching our trusses go up. When no workers came up Monday or Tuesday, we were told that Wednesday was the day. Turns out Wednesday they did show up. For an hour. Then they disappeared. I was so confused. Their compressor broke… Bummer… Today though, they were back in force and we do have trusses up now! Praise the Lord! Things move slowly and then they move quickly. I really don’t believe anything I’m told until I see it in person. We are super close to having a real roof. Each step is a step closer and despite the vague timeline, I am grateful.
Anyway, life is a roller coaster. We’re doing the best we can. Despite emotional and trying moments, we are still laughing and still smiling. God is still good and we will have our own roof over our heads someday. Praying for positive updates in the future. We’ve been hit hard the last couple of weeks, but I’m going to believe that better and healthier days are right around the corner.