On top of all that I've been planning and starting a new cloth diaper business. I've been a little stressed. I'm a VERY laid back person and I took on a lot (it seemed) at one time. The adjustment of HS alone can be stressful. I loved it from day 1 and haven't looked back but I had no idea the toll it would take on me. I began to feel a fatigue that I've only ever experienced when I was pregnant. Not cool! I went to the doctor about the fatigue and was also diagnosed with low Vitamin D.
I really clung to God during those first months. How sweet He always is to let me whine yet not let me give in to it. I don't know how but everyday I made it through. I cling to the Scriptures in general but especially when things "just ain't right." Here's a couple that spoke to my heart and got me through.
Isaiah 40:29-31 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
Psalm 84:5 and 7 Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage... They go from strength to strength.
I love the Hebrew word for strength. It means capability, skill, valor, wealth, warrior, army, troop. It's the same word used for Ruth and the Proverbs 31 woman when they are described as "noble" or "virtuous."
Strength to strength. Day to day. That's exactly how I had to take it.
I feel great now. I still have my days that I'm more tired. If it's possible, I take a nap. I stay on top of the Vitamin D by taking a D supplement as well as a B12. That helps alot. I've also adjusted to the new way of life. I've got a routine that works for us. I've switched curriculum and changed how I teach. I'm so glad I've stuck it out cause I really love where I am. We have definitely found our groove and it's working well.
Now, I'm going to get a cup of coffee and sit down with a Homeschool curriculum catalog. There's a sale!