That’s really what it felt like. Between the stress of extra responsibilities and the sleep deprivation, last week was a pretty spectacular pressure cooker. Nate had to cram a 60 hour education course in 5 days and complete a large portion of a big project for our side business. I had to get through my one big job of the year myself, and William grew about four teeth.
I don’t remember much of last week. I think we were sort of on autopilot/survival mode. I dozed off at the computer a lot, trying to get my projects done, but we made it! God was very good. In hindsight, He really took good care of us. We didn’t get sick, which is something that happens to me with the huge amounts of stress and small amounts of sleep. Michael slowly learned over the course of the week how to handle having Nate at home but not able to play with him. Nate was blessed by his office with a special paid vacation that we will try to enjoy next year as a thank you for going above and beyond at work. We officially started our new consulting services for Michael’s Asperger’s on a full scholarship. And our folks helped us out with babysitting and driving to therapy so I could finish my work. It was a bruiser of a week, and I don’t want to do it again any time soon, but Nate and I realized at the end of the week that our relationship seems to be getting stronger because of all the stuff we have to deal with in life, particularly lately, and we’ve learned some time management lessons too.
So thank you to everyone who was praying for us and helped us out. We’re back!