Friday, September 16, 2016
I Have Survived Summer!
I have survived summer! When September came, I breathed out a big sigh of relief. In the middle of July it felt like summer was never going to end, but the end finally came! The night before the children went back to school I felt such relief and a sense of accomplishment. By God's grace, I had made it through another summer. The children are back in school now, the house is quiet, cool weather is here, and I am ready to get back to blogging.
Thank you so much, friends, for your patience and understanding this summer as I needed to step back from blogging for a time. And thank you for the messages you have sent to me through email, Facebook, and Instagram. I appreciate all of you so much! I am grateful to have such kind readers and friends.
Summer was long and hard, but it was fun and enjoyable too! Summer went much better this year than it did last year. In fact, I was even able to continue improving from my crash in the summer of 2015! I am not doing as well as I was in April 2015, but I am doing better than I was in June of 2016, and for that I am very grateful. I am hoping that I will be able to continue to regain some strength and energy this fall.
We planned for a lot more help and rest for me throughout the summer this time, and it made a big difference. A huge THANK YOU to all of our friends and family who helped out! I would not have been able to continue to regain strength and energy this year without their significant help.
Another thing that really helped this summer was weekly IV fluids and daily Oral Rehydration Salts. Those are two options that I didn't have last summer, and I think being able to stay well hydrated made a difference.
William and Adelaide are back in school now. William is in 5th grade, and Adelaide is in 1st grade! They are growing so quickly! I miss them while they are at school during the day, but the extra rest and quiet is good for me, and the school is good for them.
Now that summer is over, I am hoping to start blogging again once or twice a week. If you would like, you may subscribe here so that you never miss a post.
How was your summer? I'd love to hear from you! Let's catch up!