"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Friday, November 12, 2010


Hello wonderful bloggie world! TGIF!

I was planning to return to work today, but I woke up this morning with an intrusive stomach virus. At first I thought it may be the antibiotics I've been taking for the bronchitis. I realized after about four hours of misery this didn't seem to be the case. I started feeling better around noon.

K called our Dallas doctor and cancelled our phone consultation this morning. I was beyond worthless and doubt I could have carried on a conversation that would've made any sense. I will reschedule next week.

J is gone for the weekend to visit his Mom. He's had a rough week of school. His grades are not so great this nine weeks, and all three of us are concerned. His first nine weeks were textbook. A's, B's, and one C. We were overjoyed. Because of his accomplishment, we rewarded him with a cell phone. I think it's created a distraction that he's not capable of handling yet. It also doesn't help that there are moments I realize he is carrying on conversations over text with three girls at once. Definite distractions. And thank Heavens for unlimited texting. We've taken the phone away several times because of a bad grade on a test, forgetting a homework assignment, etc. But, my question is...how does taking away the distraction teach him to deal with distractions? J is easily distracted. As he told me one day in the car, he can get distracted in class by a crack in the wall. If there is a real problem causing him to become distracted so easily, we want to help him. But it's so hard to know whether or not it's a legitimate problem or just 13 year old normal. I keep waiting for my "How-To" manual to arrive in the mail. Nothing yet.

K is on nights this weekend. My dear Mom is out of town until Monday. J isn't here. And I am lonely.

1 comment:

  1. Sweetest Amy,

    Oh how I wish you lived here, as you'd never be lonely. I'd keep you company. My hubby is gone for the weekend and its quiet here as well. Thus, I treated myself to a new cozy, snuggly, soft blankie and have resorted to lounging on the sofa :)

    I'm sending you a HUGE hug this very moment! As for the How To manual, its called intuition and yours is spot on. I know this transition has been difficult to say the least, but you are handling it with such grace and positivity. Go forth with intuition and insight and forget the how to manual :)

    Hope that you are feeling better....sending you another hug :) I look forward to hearing about your consult when you reschedule, as I feel so positive for you and K.

    Take some time to indulge in Y-O-U and know that you are always in my prayers.