…before the bug hits Family Member #5, a.k.a. The Mama. I can feel it coming. You know how you can feel it coming? Yeah, here it comes.
WARNING: You might not want to read this post if you have a weak stomach. I’ll try not to be graphic, but…
Some of you have no idea what I’m even talking about. Backing up to Monday morning. Early. Ava woke up, crawled in our bed, said she had to throw up, threw up. Sick all day Monday. Better Tuesday. Went to Zoo Lights with my Mom, Dad, Cousin Kirk, felt sick again.
Then Livi got sick. Blah, blah, blah. Felt better. Got sick again.
Ava got better.
Nina got sick Friday afternoon. It’s Saturday evening, and she still isn’t doing so hot.
Livi got better.
Gabe is now pale as a ghost, hugging the blue plastic bowl, waiting, waiting…
And my stomach is starting to burble and moan.
And yet, YET, I am feeling joyful. No joke. God is good, and I’m thanking Him it’s no worse than it is. I know, I know. We’re not over it yet, but January 2008 was 10 times worse. It started with Ava’s super-high fever on New Year’s Eve and ended almost 2 weeks later. Multiple trips to Urgent Care, a ton of medicine (with much codeine), all of us flat on our backs, completely…
Although why you would want to put yourself through the torture of clicking on all those links is beyond me.
The good news? We may be down and out for our 12th anniversary tomorrow, but I’m hopeful Nina will be up and at ’em for her 4th birthday on Tuesday. As long as I hurry up and get sick, we should be right on schedule.
By the way, thanks soooo much for all your encouragement about my mood swings/depression stuff. I’ve had a string of really good days, vomit and all.
And I’m loving praying through your requests. Please update me when God starts answering.
Last thing: Gabe started a fun new project this New Year. A photoblog called 1 Photo Per Day. I think you’ll like it.
Blessings to you, friends! See you in a couple (ish) days!