Sunday, July 24

Wowsa week

Last Monday Addie began puking and snuggled all day. Tuesday 5 yr old Eleanor began running a fever and moaning with a headache. The next day she complained that it hurt to swallow and a peek into her throat revealed ulcers. Wednesday Annaliese (10) started feeling off, same thing, throat ulcers. Friday Aiden spiked a fever and today Andrew. Coxsakie virus has been no fun this week on top of the heat and I am so thankful that it has run its course, well, almost... I'm assuming tonight will be the last of it for Andrew with a restful recuperation day and sore throat tomorrow.



This week I am thankful for the love of a husband. Single parenting right now would stink and hugs to all you mamas who do this alone. I'm thankful our kids don't have strep throat. I'm thankful for our trial of netflix for taking little minds off their hurts and making them smile and for good storybooks. I'm thankful for room air conditioners and kids piled camping out in the living room because it is 101 and for cold washcloths on hot foreheads. Since the garden is brimming with beans (and weeds), I'm thankful tonight for pantry shelves filled with pretty quart jars of wax beans and Roma beans and mango salsa, canned with prayers today while I missed church. Again. I'm thankful that His mercies are new every morning and that He gives rest to the weary and I'm looking forward to a restorative week!

6 comments:

Mindy said...

I hope you and your family have a much better week this week. It's so nice to see that you still show your thankfulness even in trying times. Blessings!

Homeschool on the Croft said...

Get well soon, all of you..... And I agree with you - there are so many mercies to be found.

Sally said...

AMEN SISTER! My son struggles with his breathing whenever there is illness in the house. We have had to take him to the hospital many times for treatment, and in times like those, I am so thankful that I have a husband who will stay home with our other 3 sleeping children. I agree with you - I totally have to give props to single moms!!! :)
I am so sorry to hear that you have had such a beast of a sickness stomp through your home, but I am so happy to hear that you have kept your eyes on God for comfort, and for those oh-so-wonderful mercies He keeps doling out!!! Your message this morning is a wonderful reminder for us all! Thank you, dear one!

Della said...

I hope you all are on the road to recovery...kiddos being sick stinks and is hard on us mommas because we want to make them better, but thankfully we have the Great Physcian on our side and there's no copay! Get well soon.

Mrs.Rabe said...

I hope this week is a healthful one for you all! It is wearying to have your family sick all week.

Deanna

...they call me mommy... said...

sorry about the sickies! Love the picture of your beans! Great job!