Sunday, December 7, 2014

Two polar opposite weeks at a glance...

Faithful Village...  I'm so sorry for the lack of posts two Sunday's in a row now!  Last Sunday, we were so crazy busy and exhausted from a WONDERFUL weekend celebrating Andrew's 6th birthday, Thanksgiving, and the overwhelming faithfulness of our God.  This Sunday is a whole different kind of recovery...  I wish it was filled with a smidgen of the type of exhaustion that we experienced last week (one that was saturated with joy and celebration).  This weekend we have been celebrating by cheersing our cups of water as we down Tamiflu in an effort to get past the FLU :-(.  David has been hit with it 10x worse than me, and I thought mine was bad (he is the only one in the family that doesn't use essential oils, so maybe, just maybe that's why I didn't get it as bad and so far the kids are ok, I'm just sayin' :-).  Since we have to be ultra cautious with Grace, our pediatrician started all three kids on Tamiflu also to prevent them from getting it; however, the main side effect of the drug is nausea and vomiting.  I experienced this side effect bad the first dose I took and poor Abigail had the same side effect while she was playing in her soccer tournament this morning (I thought I was doing a good thing by getting the first dose in her right before we left for the game...  parenting fail).  I could tell by the look on her face for most of the game that something wasn't right, when she finally had a second to run over to me she told me that she's just trying to keep that yucky medicine from coming back up.  She still hustled and played her heart out and was able to hold it together until after the game.  Her and I both learned the hard way, the importance of taking the yucky medicine with a FULL meal (not a light snack).  Will you please pray that the kids are spared from this nasty flu and that David and I make full and speedy recovery (especially David, he is suppose to give a big presentation at school tomorrow and he can barely stand to get up and around the house right now)?  Thank you!!!  All that being said, I have so much that I want to share with y'all, but we have some recovering to do, so until next week...  (((hugs))) and love to each of you!

I will leave you with one of Grace's favorite things to do lately...  She loves school so much that she will often go put her backpack on and say "BYE.... SCHOOL!!!"  meaning bye-bye, I'm going to school now.  I took this picture after bath time tonight...