|We went to Central Market in Lancaster to buy some veggies.|
What has this been like for me?
3. The bathroom. One of us is almost always having to go to the bathroom. The supplements are supposed to keep you moving, and they certainly do keep you moving to the bathroom. You are also supposed to drink half your body weight in water oz...so if you weigh 140 drink 70oz.
4. Headaches. The first 2 days I had an awful headache, and now I only get one once in awhile, but I think that is part of detoxing. I've heard them called "Toxic Headaches"
5. Boredom. I am running out of ideas for how to make our food interesting or different from the day before. Thankfully there are some recipes in the book you get. I have also discoved that some normal recipes you can just omit the things you can have, like in some soups or salad dressings.
6. Sweet potatos. They have been like a life line to me. Sweet potatoes are my snack, it feels like I am eating something I shouldn't when I eat a sweet potato. They are just so tasty and warm you right up.
|Some beautiful poenies we bought while we were at market.|
Our Life, the summary:
Well, we are working at Christ's Home for Children as relief houseparents. Typically, we will go in to work Monday 8am and leave Thursday 2pm, while we are there we sleep there too. We have our own room and bathroom. Our house has the capacity to have 8 children, but at the moment we have 5. While we are there we are the adults for those children, we make sure that they get their homework done, showers, meals, bed, etc. Anything you would do for your own kids, we do for these kids while we are there. The children that are in our home are foster children, so they were typically taken out of their home for a reason. Our house is supposed to have ages 4-15, but right now we have a 10 month old, 2 year old, 7 yr old, 9 yrd old and 13 yr old. This is one of the hardest things that I have ever done. I just explained to one of my cousins, my job is playing mommy and at the same time crisis intervention. You never know how a kid is going to act out because of what they have seen or what has been done to them. I have found myself getting more anxious (my theory is that the anxiety is where the stomach pain came from) If I hear a noise in the night that I don't recognize I am out of bed and walking to each bedroom to make sure the kids are all in bed and not doing something bad. Jesse and I both feel like we have grown from this experience though, and it is awesome being able to see each other so much! We aren't sure how long we will be there though. It is a challenging job, and we feel that our hearts looking in other directions for jobs. I would like to do something in counseling, but no doors have opened in that direction, and I am thankful for the oppotunities I have at Christ's Home. We know that God opened doors for us to be at Christ's Home, we just... are keeping our eyes open for more doors. Sometimes we feel like Jonah's "I know you called me to Ninevah, but Lord, isn't there somewhere else?" I think added to that, it is very challenging living out of two homes. We feel like we are living out of a duffle bag. Each time we get to the house the first night it feels like we have to get used to that bed again. It is hard coming home to spider webs and bugs that decided our apartment would be a good home while we were gone. But the schedule definitely has its perks. We have long stretches off where we can travel a little without taking any time off. So, that is our life right now. This last shift we were on, we had to take the 2 yr old to the doctor because his eyelashes got stuck under his eyelid and was irritating his eye. The doctor said he had never seen anything like it. The poor kid has such beautiful long eyelashes! Who knew long eyelashes could be such a problem?