Last week, my BFF broke her arm and her hand. She did it on a day that she was going to come down and give me a hand when my husband was out of town. She was trying so hard to make everything perfect for me, that I think it backfired. This woman is amazing. She really is a Super Hero.
When we got a chance to catch up and determine her prognosis, I told her that this might be Someone's way of telling her to slow down. She does so much for her own family and others, that maybe in this weird way, this broken arm/hand is going to force her to slow down. I was so happy to hear that people are reciprocating all of her good deeds by taking care of her: bringing her dinner, watching the kids, driving the kids, helping her around the house.
I know that she was bummed that she couldn't help me when I needed it. As always she was looking out for me. When I told her that that this was Someone's way of telling her to slow down she asked me: "So what's the message for you?"
Huh...so what was my message since she couldn't come down? Well number 1, one of the messages is that I should take better care of her. Unfortunately, I won't be able to do that for a couple of weeks :( Number 2, maybe the message for me is that I can survive a week with my husband being gone. That I might actually be able to do things on my own. And maybe, I should give myself a little more credit about what I am capable of doing solo.
Having my husband gone on a business trip is not the easiest thing...but is it really the hardest thing? As we contemplate trying for baby #3, I gotta tell ya, the idea of being home alone with a preschooler, a toddler, and an infant is daunting. It's not like I can tell Hubby not to go to work, or to not travel. His job is the reason that I am able to stay home with my children. I can't really bust his chops about doing something that provides so much for us. It's not like he likes being away from the family. It is what it is. So this week, I learned that yes, it is hard to have my husband go away while I'm home to take care of the kids and the home solo. But it is not impossible.
The kids were pretty awesome while Hubby was away. Boogie was very helpful, and Buggy kept us laughing. I found inner strength to do what I thought I couldn't do solo. But, boy, and am I glad that he's home with us again!
"I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13