Some of you have asked how my family and I are doing during the quarantine. Well, we've been together for 6 weeks. My oldest had a tonsillectomy on March 6th so our Spring Break was spent @ home. Little did we know that would only be the beginning.
Jonathan continues to work everyday @ the hospital, supporting the staff and patients. He comes home tired everyday, yet still manages to help us all make it through the evening. This opportunity for ministry leaves Tamara at home everyday to school, mother, and do her ministry as much as possible.
Each Monday @ 6am, Jonathan (center) offers prayer OVER the hospital from the helipad.
Understandably, these days are long for everyone. However, add into the mix a child with Tourette Syndrome and our days become explosive. I often say that living with a child with TS is like riding a roller coaster blindfolded - not knowing when the dips, turns, rolls, and spins will happen - and they happen regularly. One minute you're fine the next minute you're in a downward spiral - spinning out of control. Everything stops and pivots towards that child (leaving everyone else waiting until things "level off"). That's normal life... but in quarantine, the dips are deeper, the turns are sharper, the rolls are faster, and the spins are out of control. Sometimes these "rides" lasting up to 5 hours... it's exhausting. It effects us all (even the dog hides). So, you can imagine that schooling, ministry, dinner, everything can be and will be difficult. Some days it takes all I have to get out of bed. Honestly, often I do so only to feed and walk the dog. Somehow, I manage to stay up the remainder of the day.
On a bike ride, we found DIRT! (every little boys dream!)
I AM GRATEFUL FOR:
On the day our devo was about Kindness...
...we found Kindness Rocks on our ride. How fitting it THAT!?
is a Texas Baptist Missionary, raising 100% of her salary to serve on the college campuses in Montgomery County, Texas. She holds a Master of Divinity & has been in college ministry since 1996.