A student mom, the struggle is real…

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It’s been months since I’ve last had an entry in here. As usual, I was pretty much occupied, not just as a wife and a mom, but as a student as well. I’m currently doing a bridging course for me to be licensed as a Registered nurse here in Australia. Things actually happened quite a rush. I don’t have much time as of the moment to share with you how things have been, but hopefully, when I finished the course by December, I’d be able to tell something about the process I went through. For now, I’m taking this few minutes, before I hit the sack and go for my morning shift coming morning.

For the past 4 weeks, Rod and I have been asking our couple friends to look after Marshall until I finish the course. They are both staying at our friend’s house for weekdays while I’m left at home. It’s hard being on LDR. I know, been there. I still have lots of LDR stories I haven’t shared. Anyway, I got to be with them during weekends though, which most likely contributes to Marshall’s sickness last week. He probably got tired of travel every now and then. His immune system was down and he got some viral infection from playing at the mall where we went last weekend, plus the fact that the weather is erratic. He had fever for a couple of days. His temperature spikes to 38.8 C, was complaining of headache, plus vomiting and diarrhoea. So, last week, they had to stay with me at home. Rod had to take leave because I was on afternoon shift in completion with the placement course, but I was also looking after Marshall in the morning and during night time once I’m back from duty, making sure Marshall’s fever was controlled.

One night, when I came home, Rod and Marshall were already sleeping but Marshall was still feverish. I felt sad that I wasn’t there to look after both of them, especially Marshall who was sick. It breaks my heart when I have to leave for placement and take care of other people despite my son’s sickness. I realised it’s hard to juggle being a mom and a student at the same time. But God has His own ways of telling me not to worry and He will take care of everything. Despite my absence to look after Marshall, God uses other people as an instrument to help and support us. We are deeply thankful for these people. You know who you are… I still have 2 more weeks of placement and very much looking forward to my graduation and more family time together! ;))

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