I told Nola, “just use my hat if you have to puke and don’t worry if it gets on your dress, mama can wash it and it will be back to new.” When I got home that baseball hat of mine was full (along with the majority of the backseat). I was living in a dream…a scary dream for the past few days, but I’m hoping that things are on the upswing. I say that, but since coming back from France I also have said I see the light at the end of the tunnel 3 different times now. We literally have now dealt with sinus infections, sore throats, coughs that kept you up all night, migraines, eye infection, loss of smell and taste (this is big for me guys you know my love for food) and since the flu was feeling left out we decided why the heck not, let’s just do you too.
We are onto week three of being sick and though we were pretty down in the dumps emotionally we have hit a turning point to now it’s almost comical??? But truthfully I’m excited to do life again. Maybe check on the new house? make some decisions on some of the 100’s of outstanding items? maybe go on a date? watch tv after the kids are in bed? I’m excited!!!
Guys I can’t tell you enough how thankful I am that these sicknesses will eventually go away. For those families with illnesses, disease, cancer and deal with this day in and day out you are my hero’s and I want to do something for you. Seeing my kids sick like that was heartbreaking. Jonas didn’t even cry and he was vomiting for a good 7 hours straight. Nola also was so brave. She had a terrible night last night (thirsty, drink and puke on repeat) and this morning she told CJ, “thanks for helping me out last night dad”. She’s a good egg you guys. CJ and I joked the kids handled it better than we did. Right before the rest of the family got the flu (I got it first) I was pretty upset and getting down and the dumps and just texted a few friends to pray for me and my family. Prayers do work. My family wasn’t spared from the flu, but I felt the love, I started feeling better, my attitude was turning around and I was able to do my best in trying to help nurture the rest of the gang. So thanks you guys!!
So moving onward to my daunting task of laundry. And I need to mention that there are a few perks to all this sickness. I finally was forced to wash my couch slipcovers. I drink so much more water now (and hope to continue with that). That for 3 weeks of sickness we were able to keep the kids alive!! And lastly I really appreciate my hubs so much…he’s been awesome through all of this.