Cabin Fever

I can hear the movie script. One young man alone with 4 beautiful young women (not what you are thinking so far). Snowed in and looking for anything to do (still not what you are thinking). When the games and the piano no longer entertain, they begin plotting to annoy each other in any way possible. The emotions wear thin and you will not believe what happens.

That was our kids today. Somehow Tara and I still enjoyed just being with them. As I sit now, I hear Lewis in the bath downstairs and it sounds like high tide against the harbor. Waves are splashing everywhere. Jenna and Andrean are screaming (with joy thankfully) as they run around with imaginations wild; playing something, but I can’t tell what. Esther is playing a game on the iPad while talking to us. Micalyn is getting her stuff ready for school tomorrow. The real drama has calmed down for the day.

“Cabin fever” is a term describing a claustrophobic reaction that takes place when a person or group is isolated and/or shut in a small space, with nothing to do for an extended period. The term describes the extreme irritability and restlessness a person may feel in these situations. We have plenty to do, we just don’t feel like doing it. We could read, play music, play games, do a craft or any number of things. But just sitting here sounds better. I don’t know if you can call that cabin fever.

I am compiling a list of places (city, state and country) where people are praying for Tara. I am putting pins on a map for Tara’s encouragement. If you are not from the Rochester, MN area, would you please comment on the blog and simply write your city and state (and country if out of the US).

Thanks for your continued prayers and encouragement.


110 thoughts on “Cabin Fever

  1. Jewell Sheldon, Spring TX. formerly Kiel, Germany 🙂
    Prayers sent from Spring…they are springing forth for you!

  2. Naomi Janz (Hernandez) Huntley IL, I am a former classmate of Tara’s and lift her and your family up in prayer every morning. I have been touched so deeply by your story and this journey, thank you for sharing.

  3. I live in Leavenworth, KS. I went to high school with Jay. Your family is in my daily prayers for strength and healing.

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