It has been a crazy few days at our house. I feel a little more road tested in life’s bumps than I did a week ago, but we are still standing ๐Ÿ™‚ Most importantly we are still in double digit days of 0 seizures!

On Saturday evening, we noticed water on the floor in front of our kitchen sink… forward to Sunday…the disposal had to be replaced, the hardwood kitchen floors literally have waves from the disposal water that leaked under them, the prodry guy said the damage was so bad it wasn’t worth drying out. SIGH! Thankfully, insurance is going to cover the repair costs. We met with a contractor this morning and things are moving forward. I am the most thankful that it wasn’t a situation where they had to rip up the floor and immediately start working. We have at least a few days to prepare for the work to come.

The same evening we took Gabriel to Afterhours Urgent care because he was spiking a fever for the 3rd night in a row, coughing a lot and had slept all day. After, a very careful and thorough exam, as well as, xrays it was determined he may or may not have pneumonia. We promised to follow up with our primary care doctor the next day and avoided antibiotics! The next day G was officially diagnosed with viral pneumonia. No antiobiotics ๐Ÿ™‚ We are currently letting it run it’s course. Gabriel is tough beyond tough, but the last couple days have been hard on him. He is saying things like “I’m hurting”, “I don’t feel good” and “I’m sick “. Yesterday he was awake and playing for a couple hours ๐Ÿ™‚

Needless to say it was a couple of very stressful days. I always said I would NEVER do a kitchen remodel. HA..Jokes on me. While not a remodel, I will be living through having a torn up, non functioning kitchen. Hopefully it will go quickly. The couple days we were waiting to hear if insurance would cover the costs were particularly overwhelming to me. The thought of construction going on in the house, keep up on the keto diet without a kitchen and the possible extra financial burden felt suffocating. I am usually fairly calm in the crisis and can redirect my thinking to optimistic thoughts (after YEARS and YEARS of intentional practice!), Not this time!

So I was especially thankful for 2 huge things God sent my way! (I am including these in hopes they might encourage someone else or spur someone reading to encourage someone they know in a personal way)

1. An amazing and encouraging phone call from a dear friend from high school! She had some great ideas and was such an encouragement to me. Thank you friend for taking the time to reach out!

2. The Song “Praise You in the Storm” by Casting Crowns. A friend posted this song on my facebook wall months ago and it has become one of my favorites when the storms come. It was particularly meaningful this go round because I really didn’t know IF the pneumonia was going to need an antibiotic or WHAT the kitchen fix would or would not entail. I hope it gives encouragement, hope or peace to someone else.