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!