After that I spent the rest of the afternoon and evening sitting with the heating pad. I also went to bed at 8 o'clock at least three night after that messy afternoon.
I sent out a text regarding my friend asking someone if they thought she would be offended if I bought some presents for the grandkids she is raising. It turned out even better then me buying presents. A group of us are going to bless the socks off of her! There will be presents for the boys and gift cards for our friend. I am surrounded by a group of wonderful, caring people. You know what... we are not only blessing this family, but more then that I am blessed!
So as I write this a sick little boy is laying on the couch watching Little Bear, his little brother is working a puzzle, sugar cooking dough is chilling, the dishwasher is humming, Megan is at school, Chuck is at work and I am feeling great. I will soldier on only doing the things that really matter and in those moments of struggle I will "be still."
I am still overwhelmed but now it is by God's grace, mercy, love and the thought of the child born to bring us hope. Through all of the "stuff" this season brings my wish is that all of us would stop and "be still." Be still to remember that the greatest gift we will ever receive is the true reason for this season.
It has been over a week since I wrote this post. I almost didn't hit the publish button. I think that we all have these moments. It sometimes helps to know that you aren't the only crazy, overly emotional person out there. :) Thankfully that stressed, overwhelmed feeling hasn't creep up on me again!