The weather here today is perfectly awful, so I have a migraine - naturally. Unfortunately, L had a bad headache last night, too. Hers went away with a good dose of ibuprofen and some promethazine. She can't take pills, so I crush 1/2 of a 25mg promethazine and mix it with chocolate sauce. It helps with her nausea and then helps her sleep. My headache started last night, but has responded well to meds, so I think I'll be able to do some things that I need to.
L finished learning her multiplication tables last week, so I told her I would take her and her best friend (J) swimming. We couldn't make it work last weekend, so I took the girls last night. They had a blast. L even jumped off the diving board into the 10 foot water. I think watching J do it and have so much fun was pretty motivating for her.
I have been trying to get my "lead disability insurance benefits specialist" to talk to me this week. She said that she should have all of the info together about my claim (finally - 7 weeks after I left my job). She usually calls me the day after I call her, but not this week. I'm not sure what's up.
I have been very impatient about the insurance this week. It occurred to me last night, though, that the insurance money should not change our lifestyle at all. We are committed to a new, simpler life. Our family is committed to getting beyond materialism and living our lives completely committed to Jesus. So, what should the disability insurance change in the short-term? The plan is for the insurance money to pay for student loans, to help us get through this time while we are living in our current home, to invest, and to support missions. We have a plan to get through the short-term even without the insurance money. Getting a positive answer from the insurance company does not mean that I am going to go out and buy anything, really.
God is teaching me more to trust Him. The disability insurance issue is just one more way. I was reading in John and was reminded of John 16:33 "I have told you these things so that in Me, you may have peace; In this world, you will have trouble; but take heart! I (Jesus) have overcome the world."
Well, I suppose I'd better start cleaning for our open house on Saturday. Maybe even try to teach the children a thing or two. We'll see how it goes!