This last week I wasn't able to work on my writing at all. Life sometimes just throws
us a few speed bumps or curve balls along the way. Last week, my oldest had, and
gave to me also, a contagious virus (hand, foot and mouth), causing us to be
sequestered in our home for a week. Yikes! Talk about cabin fever. When my
daughter is sick, she doesn't slow down, but remains her bouncy tiggeriffic self.
This makes it difficult for her to get rest and for me to make sure she's not
sharing germs with her younger brother. I am happy to be able to say my youngest
and my husband didn't get sick. However, I may have acquired a couple new
white hairs in the process. I was also not able to work this last week because
I work with babies, so that prevented me from buying the books I wanted to get
to start getting my new query letter and proposal ready.
Here in the heartland, we also had devastating storms and tornadoes this last
weekend. Thankfully, my neighborhood was untouched, but just 20 minutes
north, there is a tornado path 22+ miles long and in some areas 1/2 mile wide.
The St Louis airport was hit hard. The video footage is incredible. I am so
thankful for God's protection and am praying for all those affected for speedy
recovery. We heard multiple tornado sirens that Friday night, but they were for
counties just north and south of us. My daughter wasn't so sure she should go to
bed that night, but with some reassurance that God was protecting us, she
eventually went to sleep.
Although speed bumps and curve balls come in life, I am so thankful for God's
providence and grace. Through all the devastation of this last weekend, I haven't
heard of any fatalities. What a miracle. And in my own little universe, I survived
the week of quarantine with my munchkins, no one else got sick, and my oldest
gave her life to Jesus on Friday afternoon, a moment I will never forget. God is
Speaking of curve balls... Go Cards! Way to turn the season around. :)