I’ve been wracking my brain and as far as I can remember basically every day over the last 34 years I have had someone at home with me. Being a large family though, even as the bigs got bigger, there would always be a new little! We did foster care for a while too, which of course added others that I haven’t really mentioned much. Once Ruby came home, it just made it easier for her to be home with me if Dw took the others somewhere else.
But for the entire week, everyone of our nine at home are at church for Vacation Bible School! Everyone single one of them!! Three are volunteers and the rest are “campers”! Can you believe that our church has classes for special needs the entire week? In fact Joni & Friends interns are interning at our church for the next eight weeks and the interns will be helping with the Special Needs ministry of VBS this week. We met them yesterday – such precious kids! Giving 8 weeks of their summer to serve special needs families! Unbelievable!
This morning when the kids opened the door to head to the car, Ruby was in the kitchen where I was giving her her seizure meds. She heard the door open, knew already she was going to see Missy (her BFF) and turned herself in her chair in one swift action and took off for the door! Our little chica was not going to be left behind! I had to bring her back as I still had one more dropper full to go.
Can you tell Missy loves her just as much??
So here I am, the house is stinkin’-crazy-quiet and I’m about to work on another chapter in my next book. Prayerfully, all the chapters will be done this week!! We are praying that it will be ready for our road trip east in about 6 weeks!
But if I didn’t have my book to work on, what in the world would I do with myself? I seriously, am at a loss. I’m not being funny. I am so used to the chaos and chatter and needs and questions and ‘stuff’ that comes with large families…
So I was thinking though, it seems that I should take one day this week, at home alone, to do something that I have not done in 34 years. I can’t work on the book every day. It sounds like that would just be wrong. I have to take one day to ‘splurge’ at home alone.
What would you do if you were me and hadn’t really been home alone for 34 years? Please friends, I am at a loss of ideas. Help!
PS I’ve been out of the hospital just over a month and my strength is returning!! I went to church yesterday for the first time and it felt so good to be back! Thank you for your continued prayers.