Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sick days/weeks

Well, the semester is winding down, my very LAST semester at BYU. I don't even get to enjoy it because I have been so sick for the last 13 days. Just in time for finals I got a who knows what illness. Brent left for the weekend to visit a chiropractic school and left me alone and very helpless. It's times like these that I thank Heavenly Father that my family lives close by and that I have an amazing, self-less, honorary nurse mom. She took me to their house where I slept, required a lot of attention when my fevers got bad, and read books. I am so grateful for them because I honestly don't think I could have kept myself alive on my own.

When Brent got back he took over my care, and the care of the house, and food, and everything. I feel awful but I don't have the energy to do anything but sit around and nap. He has been wonderful about it and hasn't complained or gotten annoyed with my illness, thank heavens.

I honestly don't know how I did on my finals. I didn't really study for them. I have gotten to the point where I don't care, and my priorities are a bit different. I have one more to go and it should be fine. I also start teaching next week. I am praying that I will get better before then. Right now, I walk up a flight of stairs and feel like I ran a mile, and sound like it too. I've lost 10 lbs in two weeks because I have no appetite. That's possibly the only positive out of the illness. Yep, definitely.

I got assigned fourth grade for my TELL student teaching, which is wonderful because I just finished my practicum in fourth grade. So I really know what to expect; sass and all. It's a wonderful age, but I'm really worried because I'll be working with the english language learners. This means a lot of planning and a lot of supporting.

Easter was wonderful, we spent it at my parents house. I couldn't eat much, but we had fun hiding the eggs over and over again. That has always been one of my favorite things to do at easter. The other is obviously remembering Christ. The church came out with a wonderful video on Christ that everyone should see:    https://www.lds.org/youth/video/because-of-him?lang=eng 

Life is moving on whether I am ready or not. Our college years are done. I finish student teaching in August, and I will be done. Brent starts chiropractic school in San Francisco in July. We'll be living there for the next three years. Who knows when a baby will come into play, or if we'll financially make it through the next few years, or what my job will be etc. But one thing is clear. I have a wonderful family that supports and loves us, I have a Christ and Heavenly Father that I can always turn to and who will always help me, and I have a wonderful husband who is the logic behind my crazy. So I guess we'll make it.