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Sunday, September 30, 2007

When the Mom is Sick

It's not pretty. And I don't just mean the face I see in the mirror! The house starts falling apart pretty quickly when the boss is down for the count. It started out as a bad headcold and sinus pain. Then it progressed to bad congestion and coughing. After a week it turned to a fever and stomach flu!!! It was AWFUL! But, finally this morning the fever broke. I feel weak and I'm not over it yet, but I feel much better.

Unfortunately, the house is in bad shape too. The laundry has become a complicated situation. Children ran out of socks on Thursday and Tanner actually went down to the dirty clothes in the basement to get some out of the "whites" hamper. When he came upstairs and had a "dirty" pair to wear to school. I actually said they would be fine. There are 3 baskets and a recliner full of clean clothes in my bedroom. They are unfolded, but at least clean. I'm afraid to venture down to the basement to see how high the dirty laundry pile is now.

But, I'm so proud of my family. Sometimes they didn't want to do the extra work asked of them, but Tanner watched Savannah on Thursday so I could take a nap. Mikayla went to the soccer games on Saturday to cheer for the boys since I couldn't go. (Thanks to Karlin for picking them up and taking them and bringing them home!!!!!) (Thanks also to Heather for taking my 3 middle kids for the afternoon so I could rest and thanks to Kevin and Pat for watching them in the evening!)

Mikayla then spent Saturday babysitting me and Jared. And now, she is downstairs making dinner for the family. Something else I am grateful for is my kids' caring personalities. When they would come home from school or activities, the boys would often stop in my room and check on me. "How are you feeling mom?" "Are you doing better?" "I hope you get better soon." Can you beat that?

So, after days of toast, soup, and Gatorade, I am glad to have eaten 2 real meals and I think I may actually be on the road to recovery!

I'm not including any pictures for this post. Believe me........

you don't want any!

9 comments:

Mama D said...

Glad you are starting to feel better. It's tough being sick! I've been sick this past week, also. Not fun. Your kids are amazing. My kids have also done so much to help out with each other and the house. It's great when they all pitch in and help!

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lou said...

Awwww--- hugs and kisses to you!(well- maybe with a mask). Just wanted you to know- your kids were perfect in church today. We really missed your smiling face though. I love how the sisters come to help-the General RS Conf was all about how we give relief to each other- and you are certainly surrounded by it!

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Leslie said...

So sorry you were sick!! That really stinks! Glad you're on the mend!

:P, corrie said...

Hey Friend, I've missed you and am glad to read you're doing better. I'll see you very soon!

Papa D said...

I don't know about anyone else, but I want pictures!

Pampered Princess said...

Ray,
You are a bad, bad man!

Dory said...

I'm glad you are feeling better! Congats on the new calling, I told Heather I was jealous and wanted to be in the club too!

Shayleen Lunt said...

I am the world's WORST visiting teacher!

Pampered Princess said...

Shayleen! You goofball! You offered to help remember! There just wasn't anything for you to do! Believe me! If I could have thought of something for you to, I would have called!!!! I think you are great!