Monday, December 31, 2012
In August (when I posted last) I really thought that I would be blogging all the time. After all, I would be sitting at my desk while my children worked quietly at their own desks on their school work. However, homeschooling takes a lot more time than I thought it would. Alas, here I am on December 31 typing my next blog. I am sitting here listening to seven chatty teenagers as they paint, Handy Mandy on tv, and to three boys discuss their lactose free ice cream. I was just thinking about the past year. Everyone is on Facebook posting about their year. This year has been rough for so many people that we love. It has also been an immense time of blessing for others. So here are some thoughts on my year. 2012 brought a lot of transitions for our family. We went from having three children in public school to homeschooling them. We went from helping with a church plant to joining Fellowship Baptist. We had lots of time with Daddy working out of town, and transitioned back to times of family unity. There was also the change in my health. This past year I have been sick 6 months, and healthy for about six months. The six months of healthiness were real health. This 50/50 may not sound like a good ratio to you, but to me it has been a huge blessing. I have spent 7 years being "sick" all the time, and trying to hide that from everyone. No one wants to know that you are in constant pain, and struggle to put one foot in front of the other. However, I have had almost six months where there were days were I was in very little pain. There have been MONTHS where I did not take ANY pain medication. You probably really don't understand what that means to someone with chronic pain. I look forward to God improving my ratio of sick/healthy months for 2013, and what that means for my family. 2013 is going to be my year.