Friday, March 13, 2020

It's going to be okay

This week has been one we won't forget.  I know we are living in scary and uncertain times.  I fight anxiety every day so this whole pandemic thing can send me into full blown panic.  I have SO much to be thankful for and I know God is in control and I'm clinging to His word right now.  But as a Enneagram 2 - I worry about everyone else too.  I'm worried about small business owners.  And people who are sick already.  And the parents who don't know what to do when their kids are out of school for weeks.  That might be you.  All I know is God is with us.  He knew before time this would happen and we can trust that this will all be okay.  We are all finding out what we really aren't in control.  And that's HARD! But I'm praying those of us who know Jesus can show the world where we can find peace and joy in the midst of hard times.  

Tuesday after Bible study, I went over to Laurie's for lunch.  She had recorded Jamie Ivey on the Hallmark channel so we got to watch it.  

Will Holden and Milli love picking up their sisters every day at school.  They both can't wait for them to get home every day.  I think it's likely they will all be home for a few weeks soon.  I'm trying to be thankful for the opportunity to slow down and be with out family.  I've been talking to the kids about how life is a little different and crazy right now but how we can trust God in it and now be scared.  We have been praying together a lot.  I'm hoping to impress upon them how we turn to God in scary times.  It helps to calm me to calm them.  

I'm not panicking but I"m also trying to be prepared.  We live in the home of Walmart and our walmarts are WIPED OUT! No water, cleaning supplies, hand soap, wipes, TP or paper towels or bread.  Last night they were lining people up outside of Sam's and letting only a few in at a time.  And a lot of the people who work at Walmart are now working at home.  

Speaking of anxiety - this is an EXCELLENT podcast between Sissy Goff and Annie Downs - especially if you have older kids.  They talk about anxiety in kids and technology and it's very helpful.   

Harper had a well visit this week and needed some shots so we went to the doctor (Probably for the last time for a long time).  Hollis takes a book wherever she goes.  My aunt got her Little Women for her birthday and I'm So thrilled she is reading it.  

Will Holden wanted to pretend to be the doctor.  

He and I tried Target this week but they were wiped out too! 

Yesterday it was in the 80's and sunny for once so I picked up the kids and got sonic drinks and we took Milli to the dog park for the first time.  We have been waiting and waiting to take her out in public and she finally could.  I had a lot of stress yesterday and I needed to have some happy times and sunshine.  It felt good to be outside.  THIS is what really matters.  Spring flowers and trees budding help to remind me that things WILL be okay.  

Steve came over to work out with Scott last night and brought us candy.  

Things will probably be okay but I didn't want to take a chance of being stuck without food so I went to the store and bought 3 weeks of groceries.  I know people do this all the time but I'm more of a 2-3 days worth of stock kind of mom.  I felt very overwhelmed to try and get enough supplies for that long for our family but also equally grateful that I COULD buy that much.  

We are all going to be fine.  Let's be kind.  Let's pray for those around us.  Check on the people in your life.  Stay home. Wash your hands.  And trust in Jesus.  

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