Justin is a worrier. He can overreact and I often under react. I’ve been known to feel a little superior in my calmness.
But, these last two weeks all of our kids have gotten really sick and I noticed something…
Worry = kindess = empathy = service
He went to the store at least twice a day for popsicles, drinks and medicine. He put work on hold to play rocket league for the 500th time. He bought multiple thermometers to make sure we had accurate readings. Each temperature taking involved three different tests, because you can never trust just one. He sat on the couch for hours and was there with whatever child was currently unable to move.
I, on the other hand, tend to make kids go back to doing their chores as soon as possible, ask them if they’re really still hurting or if they just don’t want to go to school, and beg them to please, please turn off the screens….
We had so many plans this Christmas:
Instead, we spent a lot of time like this:
Hours of Screen Time:
Record for hours slept:
Josh at 27 in a 48 hour period.
Record for tears cried:
Some people got in a few of our plans. Two sets of cousins, one before, and one after Christmas.
More pictures of the fun parts if you’d like to see.
Excitement was palpable.
And Jesus was adored.
Merry belated Christmas.