Category: Exhaustion

It’s Alright

  This morning Meg woke up with her tongue numb. She kept putting her fingers in her mouth trying to feel it. The longer the numbness continued the more and more irritating it became.   When her frustration turned to tears I wished there was something I could do. It seems like new things are Read More …

What We Leave Behind

Meg’s been really tired. She took a 4 hour nap yesterday and when I woke her up, she laid on the floor and went back to sleep. Her headaches come and go. Sometimes she handles them well, other times they really wear on her. This afternoon was especially hard. At one point she suddenly burst into Read More …

Living Through Dormancy

Today Meg and I sat outside listening to Christmas music with a beautifully decorated tree towering behind us. Being 80 degrees and warm in our short sleeves felt so wrong and wonderfully right. With the leaves still on the trees and grass green, there’s so much more life compared to the brown dormancy we’re used Read More …

The Darkness of Entitlement

I never thought of myself as having an entitlement complex. Yet there I was holding a screaming Meg as a second iv was attempted, knowing she did nothing to deserve this. Feeling the road stretch endlessly ahead, I wondered what was going to become of us.   Houston said we could come in through their Read More …

Grasping for Beauty

Evan aligned Meg under one of our trees and had her look up into it. The yellow leaves turned to red at the top of the tree. Meg told him God must use sunshine to set it on fire. Her smile quickly fell as she watched the leaves drop around her. She came to me Read More …