i promise i could not make up the events my little family has powered through since january. a round of the flu the first of the year, then feb was ushered in with a very sick boy with an upper respiratory infection, and me with a sore throat viral infection, then a quick stomach bug for casey, and then pink eye for casey (perhaps the 2 were tied together now that i think about it) , then i came down with double pink eye, still with the throat issue, and to cap it all off, casey got the full blown stomach flu this week. 3 days of lethargy and vomiting all wed - friday. march arrived with a snow storm blanketing all that bare earth. late last night my son began with his turn, vomiting all over the bed. :( about 30 mins later, my turn began. did i mention that my husband started a new job in the middle of all of this? yep. which is a very positive thing, but of course means adjustment for everyone. so today i have made a decision for the mental and physical health of my family, i am unplugging as much as possible. i am letting go of posting here for undetermined amount of time.
we need a serious breather and respite from all this illness. i am exhausted. we ALL are.
i look at this picture of our old prayer flags amongst the lushness of our big trees out back, sunshine streaming in, and i feel my shoulders relax a little. i know these sunny days will come, i know we will be outdoors playing, i know we will be able to open up windows and let the fresh air in. i know all this is true, but lately all of that feels further and further from our grasp, physically and emotionally. life is taking a toll and i need to make room, take time, heal & rest.
today, like many times in my life, i clicked over to a link and felt that familiar nod from the universe. i had not clicked over to this space for awhile, but today i did and this was there... so perfectly fitting. yes.
so for now i wish you a beautiful healthy march.
i will return soon, a healthier renewed me with a healthy happy family.