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Flashback

This is a week of appointments.

Ever since we adopted the kids, my life has involved appointment after appointment.

Doctor’s appointments, counseling appointments, dentist appointments, psychiatric appointments, eye appointments, in-home counseling appointments, testing appointments, occupational therapy appointments, speech therapy appointments…I see you’re getting the idea.

They used to get in the car after school and cheerily ask, “do we have an appointment today?”

They were (and still are) a little bit addicted to appointments because having one meant they got 100% attention from me, hubby, and whatever doctor or therapist might be involved.

They even love the dentist (now THAT’S just crazy).

Thankfully, as the years passed, the number of appointments have diminished in both intensity and frequency.

I added a number of appointments to our calendar over the last month. They all landed on this week, which is beginning to feel something like a flashback.

I managed to schedule routine visits with the doctor for hubby and me, the girl’s eye appointment and counseling appointment, and neurology and rule-out testing appointments for the boy almost all at once.

No idea what I was thinking at the time.

However, this little flashback has given me a moment to realize how thankful I am our life has slowed a bit. I’m not really sure how we survived those first 5 years, when this hectic week was our everyweek.

I am thankful for the reminder that life moves through seasons and everything will change in time.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

New International Reader’s Version (NIRV)

There Is a Time for Everything

There’s a time for everything that is done on earth.There is a time to be born.
And there’s a time to die.
There is a time to plant.
And there’s a time to pull up what is planted.
There is a time to kill.
And there’s a time to heal.
There is a time to tear down.
And there’s a time to build up.
There is a time to weep.
And there’s a time to laugh.
There is a time to be sad.
And there’s a time to dance.
There is a time to scatter stones.
And there’s a time to gather them.
There is a time to embrace someone.
And there’s a time not to embrace.
There is a time to search.
And there’s a time to stop searching.
There is a time to keep.
And there’s a time to throw away.
There is a time to tear.
And there’s a time to mend.
There is a time to be silent.
And there’s a time to speak.
There is a time to love.
And there’s a time to hate.
There is a time for war.
And there’s a time for peace.

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Posted on March 27, 2018, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Oh I Love that passage of Ecclesiastes, thanks. Needed it today. I have dealt with this as well, but not as much on a regular basis as you did!! Don’t know how you did it, I felt like going crazy just after several months of it!
    But that scripture that you shared says it all. It gives hope to all kinds of situations.
    So glad you all are having it a bit lighter now, at least as far as appointments go. 🙂

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    • Yeah, I remind myself to go back and read it often. This one might be weird but I also read Hosea…if you’re not familiar, basically God told this guy to go marry a…woman of the night…lol…who would continue to leave him for other men and he’d go out and bring her home. Poor Hosea was an object lesson for the people, showing how God constantly chases after us even when we ignore him. I feel better about my life after reading that one. At least I’m not married to a guy who stands out on the street corner! Hahaha…

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  2. For everything there is a season and though your trials aren’t over, at least things have eased a little. All the best x

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  3. I know what you mean here, although for me it’s got worse over time. It’s like every week there’s a meeting or something and they all expect me there. They forget I actually have to work!

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    • I had to have conversations with some of the repeat offenders and we came to a compromise of having me on speakerphone if I couldn’t be in the room. I don’t know if that would work for your situation, but might be something to try. It didn’t eliminate the meetings but at least alleviated the amount of time by nixing the travel.

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