Bethie G. got the chicken pox! She started with a fever on Monday, March 19 and broke out with her spots on the next day. She was seriously itchy for only a couple of days and then after that it's been pretty easy for her. I found the best "medicine" was distraction, luckily we had some beautiful weather so we spent a lot of time outside riding bikes and we kept on going with her schoolwork because she wanted to. She really felt fine the entire time which sort of surprised me! I also used pure lavender oil to stop the itching and gave her some watered-down lavender oil in a spray bottle for her to use whenever she wanted. She took lots of showers and had a few oatmeal baths (gluten-free oatmeal steeped in a pillow case!). I also gave her some children's Claritin for her first two nights because she wasn't able to sleep, but other than that we just let it run its course. I am happy she will have a natural immunity to it because contracting chicken pox as an older teen/woman can potentially cause fertility issues and I don't want her to have to deal with that. Right now she has a few scabs left (today marks three weeks since her fever) but I'm certain this is the end of it. The boys haven't gotten sick yet but I don't see how they won't get it! Hopefully their cases will be as easy as Beth's was!
I'm restless. Aching for God. I'm getting better at sitting still for awhile, but my mind is constantly moving, seeking God's will, and yearning for completeness in Him. I succeed and fail every day, but in His infinite goodness He still loves me. And He loves you too! Only in Him will we find our peace.