Still… or Again?

I’m hoping by jumping back on the blog that things around here will get back to “normal.”  Of course, by now I’ve almost forgotten what normal looks like.  The “new normal” is lethargic, fussy kids who all want to be held at the same time, don’t want to eat, and watch far too many videos.  Since becoming a mom, I don’t remember ever having kids this sick for this long.  I know they are saying it is an awful flu season… I would have to agree!

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At this point, I really can’t say whether my kids got the flu again or have it still… Less than a week passes by before the harsh fever of 104 strikes again, and it lingers on and on for days.  Unfortunately, I, too, got sick this time.  Oh my goodness — after 5 days of my own fever, I was starting to think I would never get better.

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I finished my antibiotics today, and finally have no fever and a clear mind.  I even washed the sheets, and am hoping to sleep with my husband again instead of 2 or 3 fevered little snorers.  And, while I’m still only about 80% better and 2 children still have a fever, it feels incredible to be able to function.  The hardest part about this sickness is answering the kids’ questions, and yet it has been so good… “Why do we have to get sick so many times?  Why doesn’t God answer our prayers?”  I get torn in answering.  I want to affirm their misery, and not belittle it.  At the same time, I want them to know how incredibly blessed we are and that a little sickness could fall on anyone — the godly and the ungodly, and that no matter what God’s answer, we know His character is good and therefore we can trust Him.  As long as we live on this fallen earth, until the Lord redeems it completely, there will be sin and sadness and sickness.  Lots of big stuff for little ones, yet I know they can handle it.  We’ve thanked God for our blessings, and continued to pray for health.  I also told them it’s ok to tell God they’re frustrated and tired, so long as they always ask God to help them remember He is always good.  It’s been a good lesson for me, too.

So, I hope to be back to blogging regularly and yet, I have a week’s worth of house mess and laundry which seems like it will take a month to get back in order!  And, because this sickness really does seem to linger and not go away, please do keep us in your prayers!

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