What you don’t see

This picture looks like a boy, reading.


Of course, it is a boy reading, but what you don’t see tells more about the story than what you do see. I wasn’t able to drive a car for almost a year, because being in a sitting position caused me so much pain. I never in a million years thought that I would end up homeschooling my children, but I did- and I LOVE it. That story is a great one, I’ll share another time. Talk about life throwing you curve balls!

Life with chronic pain looked very, very different than my active “supermom” persona from before. My kids were put into schools, or had tutors, or taught by my husband and my mother. Just a few months ago, I was able- on good days- to take over a lesson or two, from my bed. Oh, how that brought joy to my heart! It gave me a reason to pull it together, grit my teeth and concentrate when I woke up every morning.

I haven’t gone to a restaurant in over a year. This past week, I had a doctor’s appointment (with one of the good ones!), and on my way home I decided I wanted to step out of my comfort zone. I said, “let’s pack up our books, and go to Chick-Fil-A!” Ok, not a big deal to 99.9% of the population, but it was a HUGE deal to me! I brought a special cushion, and I was a little nervous about it!

My oldest child is in 5th grade, and I have debated writing their names on here or not. When I told them I started a blog, I didn’t know if they knew what that was. Lol. Right. “Mom, can you videotape me doing my Rubik’s cube and put it on there?” “Mom, can I sing, and you can post it?” “Are we going to be famous?!” No guys! haha. They weren’t concerned with privacy at all. I’m sure we’ll do introductions of each child, because each one deserves their own post! For now, I just wanted to share this simple picture of a boy, reading in a Chick-Fil-A.

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