A Blessed Day

My big boy spent the night camped out on his old toddler bed mattress on our bedroom floor, with an empty ice cream pail between us. Poor boy is fighting some kind of bug off and it was not kind to him last night. Thankfully today has brought far less puke than yesterday, even though little boy is sick now too. Two sick boys, two exhausted parents, and a little girl completely oblivious and jumping like mad in the bumper jumper next to me. What a ray of sunshine! Not to say that the boys aren’t, they are being unbelievably great during all this. Right now they’re playing Super Mario Bros. 3 on the Wii. As an aside, I would just like to say how amused I am that despite all the fancy new games they come out with, my boys constantly just want to play Mario 3. I’m no expert, but this was made for N64 or something archaic like that.

Wyatt, who fights sleep like there is no tomorrow, actually put himself down for a nap today. A definite sign that all is not well in his adorable little body. And when Markus learned of his brother sleeping, requested a nap as well. They slept for close to 3 hours! I hope bedtime will not be thrown off by that, but I’m not going to dwell on it since I know it helps nothing to worry. And during their nap, Bailey graciously slept too, which allowed me to nap. All four of us napping? I’m not sure if that has ever happened before today.

Even when days are hard and I’m operating on very little sleep, boys are sick, laundry piles are a mile high thanks to the sickness, there are many things to be thankful for. To top off the day, my lovely sister Sher called and offered to bring us supper! Thank you Lord for taking care of all our needs and so much more. Today I’ve had peace that surpasses understanding.

I don’t know what tonight will bring – sleep or not, both boys in our room or in their own beds, more throwing up or stomachs that have settled – but I do know that God cares for us. That’s pretty much all I need to know.

4 Responses to “A Blessed Day”

  1. Becky Fehr Says:

    Oh what a wonderful sister you have!!

    Sorry to hear about the bug in the house… never ever fun but good for you for staying calm and taking your time so you don’t get overwhelmed! It is amazing how fast the laundry builds when a flu is around!

    The last bug we had was bad for unsettled stomachs too. We tried ginger ale and it helped but my man shared his special pop with them and it REALLY helped. He makes his own pop because he is hypoglycemic with pomo 100% pomegranate juice and club soda so they are yummy but sugar free ( great for sick-ys cuz we don’t need sugar when under the weather). They really helped everyone settle and get stronger faster.

    Hope everyone gets better soon…

  2. Julie Cortens Says:

    This too shall pass and one day we will all be caught up on the laundry, and dishes, and dusting, and emails, and errands…. and all the other lists. And it won’t hurt and there won’t be any throwing up….. one day…because of Christ.
    In the meantime it is always good to nap when the kids are napping. ALWAYS!

  3. Jessica Podhordeski Says:

    Hi Kim,
    I am also sorry to hear of the “bug” in your family, and thankful that you were all able to have a good rest. I also wanted to let you know that I was blessed by reading this, and encouraged by your thankfulness to the Lord. He Does know all of our needs and provides for us. Praise Him!
    Have a great day!

  4. Dana Says:

    Inspiring! Yep, God cares for us. Something to remember everyday, no matter the circumstances.
    So glad Sherry brought you supper – it makes life so much easier!
    Hope everyone is on the mend now!

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