Our pace has been slowed, forced to a crawl by injury and illness.
Last week my husband threw his back out and got a crazy bad chest cold on the same day. He was out of commission for shoveling snow and doing laundry and lifting kiddos. Then Sweet Baby James and I got the cold and that's where we are now. And it's pretty bad. This cough and congestion and achy body doesn't leave anyone with much energy or desire to do anything except go. slow. We've been embracing the slower pace with a great deal of grace (and help from family!)
Sometimes in the face of illness I get frustrated and irritable. I'm so grateful that the Lord has blessed me this last week with extra doses of patience and affection for my sick hubby and baby. And I'm so grateful for the grace to embrace much-needed rest for myself with a lot of peace and not a lot of guilt. (Kids are watching a lot of Wild Krats to facilitate this "rest" :) No guilt!)
Embracing the cozy cuddling that comes with illness :)