Good news! I made it all of 24 hours after Monday's post before the external freakout occurred. Except it didn't occur at home buried in a pile of boxes, but rather, it took place in my office in front of a co-worker buried in a pile of e-mails and an overwhelming 'to do' list.
Don't get me wrong, though, it wasn't just about work. Although that was definitely a large contributing factor. It was also about moving. And putting our house on the market. And two toddlers that cannot seem to go more than a week without coming down with some type of illness. And about not having the freedom and flexibility to stay home and take care of them when said illnesses occur (never mind the fact that said illnesses likely wouldn't occur if their mom wasn't working and leaving them in daycare every day).
Sometimes I really feel like I have this "working mom" thing down. It's never easy, but sometimes it's at least… doable. And then other times, I feel like I am barely keeping my head above water, if not drowning entirely. And this week? Definitely drowning.
Anyway, I realize that the issues I'm currently facing are all certifiably first world problems, but I also know that God wants us to bring our cares and concerns to Him, so I'm shamelessly requesting your prayers for the following:
- for the babies to get well and stay well (Colby is recovering from a double ear infection and Clara is recovering from a cold with goopy eyes and a(nother) random episode of barfing)
- for us to get a decent offer on our current house relatively quickly
- for everything to continue to go well with closing on the new house
- for my job to settle down so I can catch my breath from all of life's current craziness
And that is all. Feel free to post your own prayer requests and I will happily return the favor :)