Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Life is Busy and I am Tired

So far the month of March has been a little overwhelming. The first week of March we had the girls appointment with the International Adoption Clinic. Faith also went to the Cranial-Facial Clinic that week. Both of those appointments lasted about 4 hours each. Along with that we had two kids with ear infections and the rest with colds.

Last week we had Jacob's IFSP meeting with First Steps, Sera had a hearing test done, and Jacob went to the ENT. Had to throw in a last minute DR appointment for Sera because she had really bad diarrhea from the medication she was taking for her ear infection. Oh, and on Friday we got the girls tests results back and the both have Giardia.

This week we had Neurology on Monday for Sera and Faith has a dental procedure tomorrow morning. The week seemed quite so we decided to throw in a lice infestation. I was surprised to discover yesterday that Miranda's head was covered. Then last night finally found lice on Grace's head. Grace had been complaining of her head itching since the day we picked her up. We looked, the DR looked, but we could not find anything but dry scalp. Those suckers are hard to find on black curly hair. So I have spent the last two days dealing with those little buggers.

Next week Jacob has his Adenoids and Tonsils removed on Monday. Faith has her annual physical on Tuesday and Sera sees the eye specialist on Thursday. Sera also has to go have blood work done while we are at the clinic on Thursday.

Plus we have to add in our weekly therapy appointments

Monday - Faith(Speech) outside the home so the whole process is about 3 hours
Wednesday - Sera & Jacob have OT and Jacob also has PT (3 hours total)
Thursday - Sera & Jacob have Speech and PT (4 hours total)

There are days when my mercy runs out and I sit in my closet with the door closed and cry. Most days I feel like nothing gets done. Some days I throw my hands in the air and ask, "what am I doing?" BUT then I remember Matthew 25:35-45


  1. Your post made me think of II Corinthians 12:9-11. Surely His power is made perfect in our weakness. For when I am weak then He is strong! Praise Him.

  2. Hey Rebecca - FYI - I don't know if you've heard of the Olive Oil Treatment for lice or not, but google it. It works and it's chemical free so it doesn't harm the kids.

    Hang in there.

  3. We had a case of head lice too and I'm quite sure Evlyn and/or Neva came home with it. I had gone through their heads many times and never saw it until you could finally see the little critters crawling around. The good news is we got rid of them and haven't had any reoccurance.

    Fortunately, God's grace is what we need for the day . . .

    Lana Torgerson