We are surviving the cold as best we can. I’m such a wimp! I have a wood fire burning, rice/corn bags heated, and my bedroom is warm because of the great electric fireplace my sister Colette sent me.
Kalani still assures me she hasn’t kissed any boys, but she has complained since October–the end of tennis season-about exhaustion. She was wondering then. “I think I might have mono, Mom.” I remember saying well–if you do, there’s no medicine–you just have to get through it with lots of rest. Kalani has caught just about every cold or flu bug which has come by, and she’s been taking 2-3 hour naps. She’s missed school almost twice a week. I’ve been putting some pressure on her, but she is always so tired that I usually have given in and let her sleep. The other day Kalani said, “Mom, I want to get a blood test to see if I have mono–just so I can know.” I knew she was feeling miserable because she is terrified of needles. –The test is back and yes, Kalani does have mono. I feel badly she’s had it for three months, and I’ve been pushing her to get things done!! I’m considering a recommendation of a friend to take her to a chiropractor. She said he could get her over it in about two weeks!
It’s hard to have the faith that Spring is inevitably coming in ice cold February. Our home is south facing and we have a small garden patch up against the house. I ran some errands today, and the cold outside has not intimidated the crocuses from peaking out of the frigid soil. Our dryer vents in that bed, so I think the flowers there always think it’s warmer than it is. –But it was exciting to see a sign of Spring. It IS coming!!! Spring is a wonderful beginning. In Acts 15: 18 I find peace in the scripture.” Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.” God knows what is happening and will always bring another spring to the world and to our lives.