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.