Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Gray Day

My mood this October morn is as gray as the weather. I feel grumpy, out of sorts and just plain cranky. Part of the reason, I know is that I am exhausted. On Saturday night Faith started coming down with another cold. That night she didn't sleep well at all which means neither did I. Thankfully I was able to get some sleep during the day on Sunday. That night though, was another one of me trying to sleep while sitting up. Faith didn't go to school yesterday and thankfully one of our respite care providers was able to come and watch Faith while I slept for a few hours. Last night was the same story and once again Faith did not go to school today.

The hard part about deciding whether or not to send her to school is that she is finally sound asleep when it's time to wake her. But when she is at home during the morning, she's not all that sick, she's just stuffed up but in a pretty good mood nonetheless. This morning I was all ready to send her to school when Rob suggested I just let her sleep. That, plus the constant drizzle kept her home again.

It's not that I'm grumpy with Faith, I am grumpy about these germs that are going around causing kids, teachers, pretty much anyone to be sick. Sick and sleepless with everyday routines being disrupted over and over again. Enough already! We still have the whole winter to get through. But maybe instead of complaining, I should instead be thankful that my daughter does not have the flu or anything worse. And instead of being grumpy I should rest on these words from Psalm 103:1-5:

Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul and forget not all his benefits - who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

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