This week has been so crazy that it doesn't even seem real. We have all been sick with a cold. Drew got it first from someone at school, and it got pretty bad because of his asthma. So, we had a few sleepless nights with inhalers and cough syrup. Then, being the loving brother that he is, he decided to share his germs with Madison and Daddy. Just as Drew started to get better, I was up all night with Madison suctioning her out every 30 minutes so that she could breathe. Honestly, there is nothing worse than a sick 5 week old baby. She is just pitiful, and it breaks my heart. Well, about that time, the sleep deprivation had finally hit me and I came down with the stinkin' cold, but there was no rest in sight for the weary because Sean's appendix ruptured and we had to go to the ER where they quickly yanked the thing out. I have stopped several times in the middle of the chaos and thought "why us?" Why are we sick...all at the same time? Why did Sean have to lose his job? Why do we both have to work 2 jobs now to compensate? Why can't I just stay at home for a few weeks with my new baby and enjoy her with out having to work? Why did Sean have to get sick? How in the world will we make it without him working for six weeks so he can recoup from surgery? Yep, I was playing the "why game," and I was miserable juggling sick kids and a sick hubby, but now that we are finally all home and the sniffles are drying up, I know that things will work out...they always do. Despite all of the craziness, I am truly blessed to still have my sweet hubby and my beautiful babies. Sometimes I'm kind of glad that we can't always dictate the path that our lives will follow cause I would pick one long, straight boring path! It's kind of fun to look back at all of the twist and turns life's journey has taken us on, and I guess this week is just one more crazy experience that we will look back on in gratitude one day....gratitude that it's behind us :) and gratitude that it has made us appreciate each other, our health, and the simple fact that we are still traveling down the same bumpy road together.