Wednesday, October 22, 2008

My Boys

Oh my goodness. We are on the mend. I am barely standing. But I am standing. I cannot begin to describe the absolute fear that struck our hearts with having our two sons in the hospital one right after the other and two daughters at home sick as well. I cannot begin to describe the prayers of desperation that I cried out into the heavens. This attack of sickness that swept through our family almost brought the house down. I have never experienced anything like this before and I pray I never have to experience it again. Four days in the hospital then coming home to antibiotics twice a day to four children. Breathing treatments every four hours for two children, nursing every two hours and bottle feeding because I couldn't keep up. School, naps, meals, laundry, housework and so on. I have no explanation for how we survived it all except by His grace. Thank you to Nana who took off from work and flew up here at the last minute to stay with her grand babies for two days while we were still at the hospital. It helped so much and we are so grateful to you Mom. Thank you to each and every one of you for your prayers and concern. I am beyond thankful. I have read every comment over and over again and it has served as great encouragement to me these last couple of weeks. Thanks to many, many prayers my family is recovering and the children were able to get out this past weekend and enjoy some beautiful fall activities. I will share more later in the week. 

31 comments:

Beaufort Belle said...

Still keeping you in my prayers as you and yours get back to a "normal" routine. Aren't Nana's wonderful. Our Nana (my mom) has been wonderful for all my life but especially since my DD16 was born. A true saint.

Glad everyone is on the mend!

Preppy 101 said...

So glad to have you back. Surely missed you! I got your email; it was precious and sweet. I will be in touch! Take care of YOURSELF!!!!

Jodee Leader said...

Holy cow! You had such a scary week. Your Mom must have been a lifesaver!

Hope everyone is feeling better soon! Take good care of yourself!

Lori said...

Oh I'm so glad you all were able to get out and enjoy the Autumn, I'm sure it did your heart good and the hearts of your little ones! :)
I look forward to hearing more about your family! You're always in my prayers!!
I love these pictures with the leaves, such gorgeous colors!!!

this blessed nest said...

i can't imagine what it must have been like. i sure wish i lived closer so i could have helped. it made me smile to see those 3 & big daddy playing in the leaves. that bennett is a heart breaker. soooo gorgeous.
love to all.
B

The 5 Bickies said...

So glad to hear things are looking up!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Oh my goodness, I am so sorry for all of you!! I hope everyone (including you!!) feels better very soon! I said a prayer for you!

Liz said...

Glad to hear your family is on the mend! You and yours will continue to be in my prayers!

paige said...

praying your precious family continues to heal & be back to 100%
xo

GrannySmithGreen said...

Thinking of you dear friend. You are going to make it, I promise!

Don't hesitate to ask for help--even though you must really be "supermom". I'd be there in a second if I were just closer!

Remember, deep breaths!

Hugs to all of you!

Our Complete Family said...

I just found your blog from another and have had a good time looking at all of your photos. They tell stories in and of themselves! You are very talented with the camera! How scary life must have been with your family so sick. Glad all are mending now. I'll be back to visit! Happy Sunday! Leslie

Lauren said...

I'm so thankful that everyone is doing better now. I have been so worried about you all. You are in my prayers.

You're mom sounds like such a blessing! I am glad she could come be with you to help.

Kellie Patton said...

I have stumbled upon your blog somehow and your family is beautiful! And I thought I had my hands full???? Bless you!

MIMILEE said...

So very happy to hear you all are better! God is so GOOD and does hear our prayers!

God Bless you and your precious family! <><

new mom in law said...

Praying your family continues to improve and that you have gotten some rest!

Heather said...

I am so glad that your children are beginning to feel better.

Preppy Pettit said...

So happy you are out of the woods!

The Mrs. said...

I am so happy things are better. You really went through it!!!

3 Peanuts said...

Oh I am so sorry that it has been so hard. I really am. It does seem that when it rans it ours and God is the only one that can get us through. i wish we lived closer...I would bring you meals and take the kids that were feeling better.

Hugs,
Kim

Jill said...

I'm just getting the chance to catch up on your blog. Oh my~ I'm so sorry your kiddos have been sick. I hope everyone is feeling better. You are so strong and amazing!

MIMILEE said...

So glad everything is better in your household!

Prayers continue!

Sandy Toes said...

Congrats on your win...how fun!! I love that shirt..pigtails for Palin..so cute!
-sandy toes

Lori said...

BOO! Happy Halloween! :)

Sandy Toes said...

I wish I was in CT but it's not me!!! I live in Ohio! How funny! I don't go by Sandy toes except here and the time I used it to sign a check!Hee hee!
-sandy toes

sweeter and the bubbas said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I really enjoyed looking at yours too. Your children are beautiful and that newborn makes me want another NOW!!

I didn't smock her dress, I'm not that talented. :-) I LOVE the pic of your little girl by the bassinet, it is precious!

Sarah said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog today--your words are so sweet and kind. I haven't had a chance, but am going to sit down and visit your blog at length. You have a beautiful family--Congratulations are in order for you too! I will be back for sure!

Your photography is beautiful as well!

Christy said...

My sister Sarah told me about your blog (above comment). You write so beautifully and have such a tender and sweet heart. Your family has been SO blessed!

The Shabby Princess said...

I am so glad your little ones are better. That picture on your header is just amazing. What a beautiful family you have.

Becky said...

I LOVE your new picture at the top of the page!!! How beautiful. What an amazing family you have, and how great do you look after 5 kids??? You're my hero!

The Spillman Family Blog said...

So glad to hear everyone is on the mend. Your family is just beautiful! I tried your Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffin recipe, and everyone LOVED them (including my girls). Thanks so much!

LeighAnne said...

Love the new picture in your header. Precious.