By the end of the week, we could definitely see the impact the added stress of the country’s instability has put on us. Although we do not feel in any immediate danger, there are so many things that we have to consider each day. Each morning we have to decided whether it is safe to send Ethan to school. We try to stay home whenever it isn’t necessary to leave, which means we have spent most of the week inside our home. If we do need to go out we have to check the safety of where we are headed. By the end of the week the stress was taking a toll on the amount of patience we had in our parenting. Sometimes the way we treat our children is a red flag that tells me we are doing things with our own strength. As a family, we were able to get out today and let the kids run around outside. It looks like the weekend will be a little more calm, which will hopefully bring some much needed rest. Yet no matter what happens, I am praying that God would help us even in the mist of added stress to be patient parents.