Single parents are heros!

My beloved has been gone only three days and I already miss her terribly. I miss her when our separation is my fault (annual training, etc.), but it feels more so now. I was fairly bummed about her working evenings, but I am really unhappy now that I've not seen her at all.

I have been keeping the heads of our three children above water, as well as my own, but the little things are starting to catch up with me. LOL Things like dishes, and dirty clothes. Now, I help with these chores when she's home, but now that she's not I have to get it all done. Things like helping with homework (ever try and help an Aspie with his homework! It took me almost two hours the other night, and that was just two worksheets!), getting dinner on the table (can you say McDonald's! I knew you could), make sure showers are done, etc., etc., etc. And this has only been three days.

Tomorrow is a teacher's planning day so I am planning on getting the laundry caught up, the lawn mowed, and the carpets vacuumed. :) I know, don't be jealous.
Verse for today:
Proverbs 31 : 10-31, ESV
An excellent wife who can find?
She is far more precious than jewels.
The heart of her husband trusts in her,
and he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good, and not harm,
all the days of her life.
She seeks wool and flax,
and works with willing hands.
She is like the ships of the merchant;
she brings her food from afar.
She rises while it is yet night
and provides food for her household
and portions for her maidens.
She considers a field and buys it;
with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
She dresses herself [5] with strength
and makes her arms strong.
She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
Her lamp does not go out at night.
She puts her hands to the distaff,
and her hands hold the spindle.
She opens her hand to the poor
and reaches out her hands to the needy.
She is not afraid of snow for her household,
for all her household are clothed in scarlet. [6]
She makes bed coverings for herself;
her clothing is fine linen and purple.
Her husband is known in the gates
when he sits among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them;
she delivers sashes to the merchant.
Strength and dignity are her clothing,
and she laughs at the time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom,
and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
She looks well to the ways of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women have done excellently,
but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands,
and let her works praise her in the gates.

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