The past couple of weeks have been very interesting and very looooooong as I have been doing double duty as nurse Julie! I now know why this was not my chosen career path! My husband Donny has been in a full cast after surgery to repair his torn bicep and can’t drive or do much of anything for three more weeks. While trying to be the good wife,I have also tried to be the best nurse possible and of course patient mom to my sweet 7 year old. Early on, I garnered strong marks as I helped with two showers a day for both “boys”, fixed their meals, cut their food, tied their shoes and taxied them around to camps, therapy and doctor appointments. I just learned today that I now need to massage Donny’s less than attractive scar. Let me remind you that I went to music school, not nursing school!
The worst part of all of this for me is the driving! Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not fond of driving on any given day and now to be the taxi for Weston and Donny is stressing me out! I truly dislike being critiqued when I am trying to drive! Not to mention I am trying to run my own business and feel as though I have completely neglected it. I know compared to others this is a little hiccup in life and I am trying to keep that in perspective but….
I am so ready to turn the keys in and give up. I have asked God how am I supposed to handle all of this? I’m completely overwhelmed and exhausted! How can I be a good wife, mother and business owner? God gives us 24 hours a day and I know that is what I am supposed to focus on, not jump to the rest of the week and start worrying and stressing out about what is to come. Got it! But then I find out that my favorite comfort food, “Blondies” have been taken off this months menu at Great Harvest Bread! Help! What’s a girl to do?
I sure do have a new appreciation for all the moms out there taking care of two or more children! I am one exhausted caregiver and I am now slacking as the domestic diva I had hoped to be. A little retail therapy has helped but three more weeks of driving Donny might just do me in! I have to remember that God is walking with me today. I know I must give my worries to Him and trust that He will see me through. God will not give me more than I can handle. Maybe it’s fitting I am working on my new song “SuperMOM!”
“We rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.” Romans 5:3-5