An update from Erin, below.
I feel good finally going into the weekend. My stomach pain is down and I have more energy. I’m again dreading Monday (Chemo, round 5!) but know I have to fight and pray my platelets are high enough to get treatment. I’m actually looking forward to getting out of the house. It’s been a long week for the world, but I’m praying that we’re one week closer to normal.
Our normal was crazy. 5 kids, 4 in at-least 1 activity per season, lots of social events, lots of birthdays, lots of laundry, lots of dishes, lots of A LOT! I’m sure you all can relate.
I am anxious for the normal after this virus. How will we all adjust to more freedom again? Will we overcrowd our schedules and fill up our time with non-family enriching activities? Will we say “yes” to things that we don’t want to do or just shouldn’t do?
I am praying that we all are reminded, after this has passed, that relationships are the priority and that none of us are promised another sunrise, so we should live fully with the intention to simply love what’s in front of us. (These are words to remind myself😊)
Until then, we’ll continue to bunker down and stay physically isolated. I’m thankful for my husband and mom to help me, the immunocompromised, during this time. I pray for those who don’t have the support.
We are fine. We have food, a safe home, and lots of love in this house. There are times that are down right ugly and hard, but we’ll be fine and come out with a crazy story and, hopefully, with a new way of living that God designed.
Love you all. I pray that you all are fine, too.