Lots of things have been happening. DJ got his wisdom teeth out, for one thing. That was a week ago, on Monday.
He was euphoric when he woke up from the surgery. They used some mighty good anesthesia. Everything Shawn said cracked DJ up as he lay on the cushioned bench with his mouth stuffed full of sterile gauze. He laughed around the gauze and gave us the thumbs up and drank a ginger ale, which mostly dribbled out his very numb lips and into the plastic tray they had provided for this very purpose.
About an hour after we got home, he was in so much pain that the skin on his face turned a frightening red and white mottle, which made me question whether he was possibly having an allergic reaction to something. He wasn't. It was just pain.
He healed pretty well, but he had a bad cold (which really should have prevented the surgery, but he needed to get it over and done before he went back to college and saxophone studies). He stopped taking his asthma meds because they were physically hard to take in the condition he was in, but that made his cold terrible.
In the middle of it all, I had to go to North Carolina for a VBS training institute by Lifeway at the Southern Baptist retreat center, Ridgecrest. That almost killed me on many levels besides the fact that I had to leave my recovering son to fend for himself and blenderize his own food. I had to get up at 3:00 a.m. to make the plane that flew there, and at 4:15 a.m. to make the plane that flew back. Also I can't sleep in strange beds, especially without my family around. I arrived home nearly an invalid myself, seriously sleep deprived, and spent some time wrapped up in a blanket on the sofa by the fireplace, snoozing with the dogs and trying to recover.
Tomorrow I have to teach Bible study and I am not ready. So why am I writing here? Because I am so overwhelmed, I am in denial and also making bad choices. Over 50 women have signed up for this study. I can't even think about this. There is so much nuts and bolts stuff to do before a first meeting. My prayer is that God will meet us there and that we will have a precious time together in His Word, even though I am having to spend so much time on logistics and details right now. May Jesus point me to what He wants me to read and explain tomorrow. Soon.