Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thursday's Thanksgivings


Though there is much to be thankful for this Thursday, I am not going to write much at the moment. Both of my children are in bed before 10:00, which is a huge cause for thanksgiving!  And I would like to be in bed at a decent hour myself.

Our family has been dealing with sickness for a while, and although none of us are 100%, I think we are on the mend.  I am very thankful for this.  I think that feeling so terrible is something that needs to happen every once in a while (Okay, I've been trying HARD to find a bright side to this situation!), for it makes me ever more grateful for feeling good the majority of the time . . . which I too often take for granted.  Now on the other hand, I wouldn't mind going the rest of my life without one of my children being sick; that's a different thing entirely.  It is miserable to see them ache so, especially when they can't take anything for relief and they have to just tough it out.  But, in moments like these, I can be thankful that they are healthy individuals themselves. 

So today I want to specifically thank the Lord for the kindness of allowing us to feel better, for the blessing of family near to help take care of the children, and for the fact that John David and Claire's bouts haven't gotten as bad (at least at present) as they could have. . . you know, no ear infections, etc.  I am also thankful for clean sheets, new pacifiers, and sanitized toothbrushes.  Oh, and Nyquil.  We have found this to work the best for those of us in our family that actually can take medicine.  But I think you have to be at least 21 . . . it may contain alcohol.  

Thank You, Lord, for your common grace of good health.  And thank you for Your grace that sees us through the days when we physically (and emotionally, spiritually, mentally) feel like we've been run over by a truck.  Your grace is indeed sufficient to meet all of our needs, no matter how needy we are!   Thank You.

6 comments:

The Cook Family said...

Glad yall are on the mend! And three chees for Nyquil...it's a must have for those over 21 in our house!! :)

Katie said...

Thanks, Jana! And agreed, I'm definitely a part of the Nyquil fan club.

The Parkers said...

So, So, So glad you guys are feeling better! We haven't had anything major in our family but lots of lingering things over the past few weeks! Ready to be done with the meds. One tip my doctor gave me after Wiley got strep throat was to keep our chapsticks in the freezer. It kills the germs but doesn't freeze so you can still use it! Cool! Praying ya'll continue to mend. Love and miss you all!

Katie said...

Sweet Lydia ~ Thank you so much for your encouragement, prayers AND your doctor tip! Great idea! I hope that you guys are done with the all that has been lingering in your house. We love and miss you guys too.

Karen said...

Katie, I didn't know ya'll had been sick. Glad you are doing better. And I know it is the most terrible thing to endure a child being sick knowing there is nothing you can medically give to make them better (they should tell you that in childcare class!) Hoping you are all 100% soon!

Katie said...

Thank you so much, Karen! I appreciate your sympathy/empathy :) Yes, if you or I are ever in charge of teaching a class on child care, this point will NOT be overlooked! Blessings to you.