Wednesday, April 23, 2008

another day

Today was a really hard day. Jane was a permanent fixture on my shoulder, whimpering every so often from the miserableness she is experiencing...and crying like her heart was breaking if I didn't hold her 'just so'('just so' changes a lot!). Atticus wasn't acting sick(knock on wood), but he is normally my clingy 'hold me' boy, so most of my day involved balancing the two of them on my lap. Incidentally, they have started trying to push each other out of my lap...which would be pretty funny if they weren't bawling their heads off at the same time. Gavin has cabin fever. Bless his heart, he is a very active little boy and is struggling with being cooped up and kept even from the relief of grandma's house...Anyway, all of this being said there are two people I need to thank....

1)Kenneth...he took over this afternoon when I was about to go completely bonkers. He took all 3 cranky, snotty kids on a long walk down to see/feed the horses...and kept them away until I was a much saner person(at least sane enough to endure the 2 hours before bedtime that involved both twins impersonating sirens while I was trying to give breathing treatments, medicine, baths,etc...)

2) Sister Jarrell...who showed up within an hour of my deciding that I was just going to curl up in fetal position on the bed and try not to exist for a while. She brought dinner(she didn't even know my kids were sick she was just being nice) and a confirmation that I was not forgotten. The Lord is aware of me. Thank you Monica...the food was great, but more importantly your simple act of service enabled me to regain some perspective, gird up, and dive back in.

3 comments:

SHILLIG4FAMILY said...

so glad you got some help!

Brandon & Cari (Sellers) Murdock said...

"This too shall pass" has gotten me through a lot. It's so nice to have someone to help, because I have learned in recent years that the Lord never give you more than you can handle, but there is a catch to that. You can't try to do it by yourself. Sometimes you have to rely on the spiritual help and sometime you have to let Him work through others. Kenneth and Monica are prime examples of that. Hope everyone feels better soon!

Joel and Crystal said...

We love you guys! Stinks that Jane is sick! Hopefully all this hand, foot, mought stuff will go away soon! The Lord is definitely aware of you and your sweet babies!