Wednesday, February 6, 2008

I'm sorry did you say Mono-He's six!

This month has been a complete whirlwind. The new year started, and February is here. I'm sorry what...what happened in January? Oh yeah, the kids went off track and Hunter got mono. We spent four grueling days with fevers ranging between 103-105 degrees before we got the diagnosis.

With the diagnosis came the following instructions, "You will need to significantly reduce his activities for the next two weeks. I don't want him to participate in any sports or outside activities."

I chuckled half to myself and half out loud. Our pediatrician glanced up and said, "No, really, no activity of any kind for two weeks." I'm sorry have you met my son. Yeah, the six year old BOY! Good luck with that!

I found myself thankful for the waves of exhaustion that came over him daily for the first week. But then the exhaustion started to diminish as the illness began to ebb. Oh Dear! Now what! I know workbooks. Yeah, right!

My sister suggested to Hunter that he should get a brave souvenier. I'm sorry...what...I'm sure this was payback from the suggestion I made to Ashliana that the tooth fairy paid $10 for the first tooth you lose.

Lesson learned at the cost of the new Indiana Jones Lego set and $59 later. Yeah, I said $59. Never, I repeat never, agree to a lego set without first knowing not only the price but also the number of pieces. I spent 3 hours constructing the chamber of horrors for Hunter complete with snakes, skulls and spiders-gross. Like I said, lesson learned.

We are now healthy, happy and rested. Oh yeah, and broke!


Robin said...

Janet, welcome to the wonderful world of bloggin! You'll be a blog-a-holic before you know it. Pretty fancy flower picture too - you're already a pro :o)

Tricia said...

Well, look at you, bloggin' with the best of us! (Or maybe just the rest of us?) :o)

So glad to see you've joined the community of bloggers... we are sleep-deprived and we have post envy, but we are many.

Glad Hunter's on the mend!

Walking in the Light

Wow! This year year has been a whirlwind to say the least. I am shocked we are near the half way point in February. Part of me wants to dance. If the start of the year is any indication of how it is going to go, I am happy it's flying by. I will usher in 2009 with bells and whistles.

Yet, I am humbly reminded that every day is a gift, and I need to walk in the Light. I need to let Him guide me through each day. I need to listen to His still, quiet voice...Yeah I know for me that's a stretch. I'm never still long enough to catch my breath.

As I write this, our dear neighbor of ten years is fighting stage 4 pancreatic cancer. I am awed by the faith she has in God. I am humbled by the fight she has within her to beat the demon we know as cancer. Hunter, in his six year old wisdom said to me, "Mommy, why are you sad? We are just going to pray and Jesus is going to make her better." The faith of a child and the living testimony of one who is dwelling in God's amazing grace reminds me to walk daily in the His unfailing light.