Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Still Here and Paul's health update

I'm still around... I just don't blog much. I don't feel creative enough to write blog posts right now. I think I'm kind of in survival mode.

Life has been overwhelming. Paul has been out of work for hernia surgery for 8 weeks. He will return on August 12th. Friends and family have been awesome with helping pay the bills... but This. Has. Been. Hard.

Paul's surgery went very well. (Three hernias repaired and a fatty tumor removed.) The healing process took longer than anticipated. And, since this injury was not workman's comp, Paul has to be at 100% before he can return to work.

I've been trying really hard to have faith through all this. So, if I sound pessimistic, please don't kick me while I'm down. This has been VERY hard. Paul has only worked 10 weeks in 2013. Fortunately, he averaged 50 hours/week during those weeks. I'm really trying to look for all the blessings in these circumstances. Some days I do better than others. Today we have full tummies and a roof over our heads. So, compared to most of the world, that really isn't so bad.