Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Week In, Week Out
The last week of March I spent in a low-grade-fever-haze of coughing, hacking, peeing, and packing the house. I would never, ever wish that on any woman. Ever. Somehow I've attracted an impressively busy situation yet again, it seems that when we're in a state of change it can't be simple.
So, I released Miss Monkey (and myself) from all her homeschool obligations 'cause it was just too too daunting a task to add into packing. The girls spent their days mostly indoors (sad) simply playing among the chaotic stacks of stuff in/out of boxes. They made it play though, with collages, mommy-baby doll outings, and lots of other imaginative play.
Mid-week there was a crisis from a mistake I made in a quasi-feverish, pregnant haze while half asleep early the morning before movers were to arrive. Which moving company called to confirm and pre-authorize our card? I found out a bit later it was the wrong moving company. I spent a few hours in a panic, coughing and crying at some random grocery until the situation mostly resolved.
The right movers came, we hauled most clothing and food to Miss J's basement---we are blessed with yet another beneficent lady opening her home to us. Expecting up to a 3 week stay in a frenetic Rocky Mountain spring creates logistical packing nightmare. Installed at her place I can rest after the townhouse had been cleaned. Incredibly grateful for momma friends who cared to come help for a few hours at a time.
Then Easter, we spent at church, simple egg hunt, and dinner with our hostess....and short stints of napping that I might really begin healing the illness I'd been fighting.
The first week of April we spent in some discussion regarding the land lady's apparent resistance to returning our deposit. Part of me wants to give her a seriously insulting, possibly profanity laced, piece of my mind....the Higher Conscious part of me knows that it's sad she mayn't have the money, it's even sadder that maybe she feels a need to lie, grasp, and live in sustained personal fear. Part of me wants to take her to small claims court, t'other part knows that it might use more resources than it would provide. And so we await her decision. As I type that, I've some visceral irritation at being beholden to someone whom I, we, trusted. I suppose the hurt I'm experiencing is from betrayal, because that's what it is, a betrayal of our efforts and of our honesty. Then I pray it out, give a heavy sigh, and let go....again and again.
As we settled back into our routine here at Miss J's, the little girls mostly adjusted, but obviously would prefer we were at home. As it turned out the tenant, when really threatened with proper eviction proceedings, bailed earlier than expected. The Floor Guys have been working at our house for almost a week, and we expect to camp out in stocking-feet by Friday! The movers are back to add furniture the following day, and I'll be setting up proper household for the next few
days weeks months....but without a prospect that we'll have to move in a year or two, it's much more comforting. It'll be some hyper-nesting happening as we approach the month of due date for Baby.
I'm proud to notice my growth during this process. Accepting what I couldn't change, allowing the Littles to be little without expectations, and accepting help when it was offered. Really, that last bit is incredible. It takes a lot of growth to show vulnerability, to acknowledge that I need it and to accept help when it's offered. Watch me grow!
Miracles are simply the unburying and the
unleashing of God's already-given good.
- Dr. Roger W. Teel