I am so happy. While sitting on a bench watching my older two grandchildren play this morning (they are ages four and five), my mind wandered to such subjects as living with a chronic illness and Louis L'Amour's autobiography, Education of a Wandering Man. It took a few moments for me to realize...I've found my ponder.
After nearly two weeks of running after children, putting everything breakable up another level (after I had already moved boxes to the garage), and cooking while the newborn is crying...I found my ponder! It has been missing for a couple of weeks.
My thoughts go to the scene in Hook where the older Peter returns the marbles to his friend (I can't recall the name right now). He'd gone around telling people he had lost his marbles and now they have been found. I can relate.
I also took a two hour nap this afternoon, which I know one person who reads this blog will be happy to hear. Yes, I have been overdoing it. The challenges of having a chronic illness and wanting so much to do more than the body can handle. It isn't Heaven, yet...but I've found my ponder!
I should add...the four children are adorable and it has been so much fun spending time with my daughter again doing all the girly things we enjoy. I just get tired very easily.