Thursday, February 5, 2009

When it rains it POURS


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.

8 comments:

Beth said...

Oh my gosh, you have had a terrible week! I hope you all mend quickly and can get some rest. Let me know if I can help with ANYTHING!

Clarissa and Matt said...

Hey girl! It really does seem to pour sometimes! I am so sorry. You and your family are in our prayers!

Sandy said...

Awww, sweetie, I am so sorry you are having to go through all of this. Take it from one who has had many down pours. It will get better. You amaze me for sure. What a precious blog. You have more faith than I did at times. But somehow we get through it. You surely are a special and precious family. I know you must be exhausted. If you have time read Elder Ucthdorf's talk on "Hope".
love ya girl!

The Douglas & Lydia Stewart Clan said...

Wow- what a trooper... I have wondered so many times if Moms ever get a rest... Heaven will be so nice!!! :) I'm sorry to hear about all the sickness- glad you're on the mend, and so glad your hubby's ok. I'll be prayin' for you! Hang-in-there!

aunt mimi said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry things are so tough right now. I know how you feel though...sometimes I feel like I can't get a big enough umbrella.
I hope Sean is doing ok and everybody is feeling better soon. Don't hesitate to call for help. OK?

Cari said...

Okay, so you have totally given me some serious perspective. I thought I was having a rough time of it. Holy cow!

I am so glad everyone seems to be on the mend, especially Sean. How scary.

Becki said...

I think we all play the why game from time to time, and from the sound of it, you have every right to! I love how you can turn the negative into positive though. I will pray that you get a long string of good luck!! If you need anything, I'm always home and here.

Dawn, said...

Great perspective!s Thanks for your wonderful words, and I too must say I am grateful for many traveled bumpy roads.