- From what I can tell, Indiana has a way to go before reopening. I’m grateful for homeschool as it gives us a sense of normalcy. But the toll is starting to hit each member in my household differently.
My Abigail, 10 yrs old, came to me few nights ago saying she’s scared about all that’s going on. That she really wants to go back her normal life. It was hard to see her tears. She’s my resilient one…but nonetheless she’s living in unprecedented times. I reassured her. We talked about some of the things we’ve learned in History these past months. How the women and children who stayed home while their husbands and fathers went off to fight in the Civil War.
I had her imagine what it would’ve been like for a girl her age living on a beautiful plantation one day and the next, her home being transformed into a hospital for the wounded.
I tried not to downplay what we’ve all been dealing with in these present days, but I did want her to see how blessed we are with our TV’s, warm homes, no war, phones that connect us around the world.
The quarentine is now taking a toll on my adult Autistic daughter who struggles with OCD. You may say you’re OCD about the toothpaste cap or your silverware drawer and many do deal with a smidge of it. What Lexi deals with is on a different level.
She’s been doing so very good too these past 9 months or so. We finally got her meds just right and then this hits. The hardest part of it is her endless desire to just find a way around it. “If I don’t have to worry about this mom, then I won’t feel like this.” No reasoning, long talks or anything helps her. It’s just a matter or time. It’s a thing she has to endure until it let’s up and use her coping skills til the end. These episodes have lasted weeks in the past. This whole being home, not going to her day services is taking a toll. She will now start to count how many times she pushes on the door to make sure its closed. She will hand wash way more than any of us are doing. She will think for hours about how a tiny grain of something was on her tongue when she had a drink of milk and wonder what it could’ve been.
Sadly, I watch and try to explain to her, but to no avail. So come on Indiana! Let’s get them numbers down.What else has been going on, you ask. Well I’m on Facebook all of the time because I’m wanting to see the faces of the people I rub shoulders with. I want to joke with them. I want to see their pics and what they’ve been up to.
We had drive in church last Sunday and will have it again every Sunday until we can worship inside. The coolest thing this past Sunday, was seeing a man and wife sitting in their lawn chairs in their driveway listening to our pastor! A couple who lives across the street from the church, who has never stepped foot in our church! So cool. Oh and the honking for clapping was just too funny. We also got together and had a drive by birthday parade for our pastor’s wife. It was over so quickly but put a smile on everyone’s faces. Was good to be a part of.Homeschool outside! This was the other day. Tonight we are getting 2 to 5 in of snow!Drive in church. Just being in that parking lot made me feel betterEaster anyway! Kept our group to 10 people and had a nice meal. Had the traditional ham. Anyone else have a ham?What happens when leah doesn’t get attention from mom during math.Egg hunt…because we needed one!I have an awesome church. I sure do miss the ministries I’m in and just the good fellowshipI love to crochet. Doing this has really helped me keep my head on straight…most days!What have you guys been doing to stay busy? Are any of you in states that will open?