In Which I Share
By Way of Photograph,
Some Unexpected Accomplishments
I found the world’s longest baby carrot.
I know it looks like I’m holding two pieces together, but I’m not. Strictly unedited. Quite impressive.
I found families for four darling puppies.
Puppies have been a most welcome addition to this time of isolation. They are always changing, friendly, darling, cuddly, new. We are sorry to let them go. But also so happy – three households will soon be receiving a ton of joy.
I sewed a row of face masks.
I am wearing one when I go out these days (which is not often), in obedience to my husband, but I do not have to like it. I adjust it in the mirror and look myself in the eyes and say, You are being a responsible citizen. But I don’t feel like a responsible citizen, protecting others. I feel like a Pharisee. Save me from this germy world, oh Lord, and put a hedge about me to protect your holy servant from breathing in contamination. It is against everything I believe in, and I am struggling to find a place in this awful world we all landed in by mistake a few weeks ago.
I gave my first foster-child-haircut.
With permission, yeah. Covid times call for desperate measures.
We welcomed two new kiddos into our home, two and a half weeks ago.
You can call us crazy, if you want, and not in a good way. We have our moments of absolute certainty to that effect, may the Lord save us. But he knocked.
Our community has been incredibly loving and supportive, despite social distancing. But I’ll be honest with you. For many different reasons, this is the hardest placement we’ve taken, and I am exhausted.
We are doing our usual things: making peanut butter sandwiches by the dozen, managing multiple car seats and boosters, fielding phone calls, advocating, learning on a steep curve, making impressive saves that no one will ever see, kissing boo-boos, making sure there is enough, crying when no one sees, combing baby curls, hating our enemies more heartily than we would have believed possible, praying for undeserved forgiveness and grace.
Say a prayer for us.