Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Currently {July 20, 2015}

20 July 2015

Currently {July 20, 2015}

Feeling thankful. When I put my son down for a nap on Saturday, I felt a crushing tiredness. I brushed it off as being that time of the month, but as I tried to sleep, I had chills and started having aches. When I spoke with Drew, I told him, "I think it might be more than my period. I hope I'm not getting sick." He prayed with me and told me to give Charis the phone. Drew told her to "obey mommy" and prayed with her as well. At 2:10 PM, my son woke up from his nap. I got him up. I felt lightheaded and had a headache. I was still in denial that I was sick. I gave him a nutritious lunch AKA crackers. Why? Even though I managed to get some sleep earlier, I was even more tired and exhausted. I started unloading the dishes from the previous night. My arms were heavy and I had to sit down after putting the plates, bowls, and cups away. Once again I called Drew and said, "I'm sick. Please come home as soon as you're finished with work." Thankfully, I did not have any nausea.

The next 4 hours were not fun. Lil' J. was not impressed that I left him in his high chair for 30 minutes while I laid my head on the table getting some more sleep. When my husband arrived home, I was resting on the floor-trying to stay awake. He said, "You can go to bed now." I slept until 8:45 PM. Charis, Justin, and Drew were just starting to eat dinner. Drew was thanking God for leftovers (or what he calls "stash busting the fridge")-Stromboli and tacos. Charis did not want either and requested oatmeal pizza pie-an oatmeal crust with pizza toppings. I went back to bed around 10:15 and slept until 8 on Sunday morning. I was thankful for extra sleep because Justin did not wake up at 5 AM wanting to be nursed. I felt much better than Saturday night-another point in which I was grateful. I got up, ate breakfast, but still felt extremely weak. Drew and I decided that I would stay home from church. Disappointed yes, but I needed to get more rest and sleep. Even though I usually don't do laundry on Sundays, I did two loads yesterday to make the germs go away.

When mama's sick, dishes accumulate.

Watching No Greater Love. I am usually not a fan of Christian movies. They do not accurately portray the life of most Christians. Too often they show that as soon as someone becomes a Christian, their life becomes much easier and there is little (or no) suffering.

Brief Summary: Heather and Jeff are child hood best friends, sweet hearts, and get married. They have a son. Heather suffers from post partum depression and is an alcoholic. At the age of 27, she walks out of the marriage leaving Jeff and her son behind. Year pass. Jeff's son attends VBS at a local church. At the closing program, Jeff sees Heather. They are reunited. She asks his forgiveness, and he forgives her. Jeff realizes he still loves Heather, but finds out that since Heather is now a Christian, she will not move in with him (or remarry her). (See 2 Corinthians 6:14). More questions are asked. At the point the movie took an unexpected turn; I thought, "It will be like any other Christian movie. Jeff will become a Christian, and Heather and Jeff will get married again." It turns out Jeff never signed the papers to officially divorce his wife. He still loved Heather. Since Heather and Jeff are still legally married, that changed things. If a couple is married and one person becomes a Christian, they are not to get divorced. (See 1 Corinthians 7:13-14.) Overall, I enjoyed the movie. I should add that one thing that did not make too much sense. If Jeff still loved Heather, why was he dating another woman (Katie), even to the point of planning to propose to her at the beginning of the movie.

Reading (listening to) Sense and Sensibility. Enjoying this book immensely, though at times, I get very annoyed with Marianne, especially since she often blurts things out and flies by the seat of her pants.

Knitting The Lighthouse Keeper's Wife.

How was your weekend? 
Linking up at Choose Happy.

1 comment:

  1. Hope you are feeling better, Sarah! My son didn't feel well yesterday, so he and I stayed home while the rest of the family drove off to church...Daniel and I listened to a sermon by Doug Wilson on peace and grace that was excellent. We spent the afternoon reading and knitting and visiting. I don't often get an entire day with my 16 year old. :)