Monday, November 14, 2011

The sickies have hit :(

Although I was hoping maybe Josiah was the only one who would get sick, Julia came down with the tummy bug on Saturday. In the meantime, Josiah's had gone from the tummy bug to a bad cough. Yesterday Sam started complaining of a headache, tummy ache and sore throat. :( So . . . suffice it to say we are taking it easy and I don't foresee much school in our future this week! I was able to make it to church by myself yesterday, but today I feel some cold symptoms coming on, which isn't surprising since Josiah has been sleeping either beside me or on me for 3 nights out of the past 4.

Last night as I was lying on the couch with his warm, snoring little self snuggled up on me, I was trying to count some blessings in the midst of my uncomfortable position and sleeplessness. Here are a few I came up with. :)

  • Thankful that I still have a child who is little enough to snuggle on me without it being too painful. :)
  • Thankful for a soft couch to snuggle on.
  • Thankful for homeschooling . . . I don't have to stress out about the kids missing school because it isn't a big deal to catch up later.
  • Thankful that overall, our family is extremely healthy.
  • Thankful for Vicks Vaporub and Hyland's nighttime cough medicine. :)
  • Thankful for Chestal cough medicine too. :)
  • Thankful for several new books to read while the kids watch movies but still want me nearby.
  • Thankful for an understanding husband when meals are sketchy and boring during a weekend of the sickies!
Hopefully soon we will all be on the mend. In the meantime, I'd appreciate prayers for health and strength as I try to care for and comfort my little ones!


Kathleen said...

I hope you all are feeling better soon! We will be praying for you guys! :( Take Care!!!

1HappyWife said...

Praying you will all be on the mend soon! I liked your thankful list :)!!

Mrs. Smith said...

My heart goes out to you, my friend! I am praying that you all will recover very soon!

Nikki said...

That is too bad that you all are sick.:(We had a few sore throats here last week.I just realized I have a cold sore coming on so I think I probably caught something.How nice to think of blessings even through sickness.