Sunday, March 9, 2008

Sick Little Guy

Okay- first the warning. This post involves bodily fluids. If you have a weak stomach (as I know many of you do) please skip this one!
Timbo is sick. :( He woke up tonight at 9:30 in a puddle (that's a huge understatement) of throw-up. Pobrecito!! What made it worse is Ben was snuggled up with him in bed!

I know that is really disgusting- why am I posting this info on my blog? Well, mostly as a reminder to myself! I don't want to forget the "good times". (Yes, it is possible to count it all joy in the midst of very stinky trials! James 1:2)

When I put Timothy in the tub and had most of the sheets off the bed & cleaned up, I woke Benjamin up to move to his bed. Fortunately, he escaped most of the mess. I would love to remember this part forever. He didn't complain about the smell, he didn't whine about being woken up- he just got up and let me change his shirt & moved to his bed. Then, he asked how Timbo was doing. His first thought was for his brother! Then he prayed for Timbo. Oh, be still my mother's heart! There is nothing in this world that can compare with the thrill of seeing my children walk out the things we are striving to teach them. It brings to mind what Ben, then 6 years old, said when Timothy was born on his birthday. "This is the best birthday present ever!"

The icing on the cake for the whole evening was that I had socks with holes in them on my feet and Timbo had PJs I don't like (we've had them since Ben was a baby & they're showing their age) and I'd decided earlier in the day to toss both in the morning after using them one last time. Well, they sure did go out with a bang!! What are the chances?! *grin* So although I know sickness is a consequence of sin here on the earth and we are fully susceptible to illness, I also am aware of the Lord's hand even in the midst of a night of, well, you know.

Oh, gracious. Andrew just threw up. That is a downside of a large family- I could be up all night if they're each 2 hours apart. LOL

Nevertheless, I will give THANKS to The Lord, for He IS GOOD! His love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34


  1. Yucky is right! I thought you were trying to encourage us to have a baby! :) That is a prime example of the Lord turning something potentially bad into a blessing. That sure did bless the Aunties heart.

    Love You

  2. Hello AllieO :-)

    I saw your link at the bottom of your email, and had to check it out!

    Nice, nice...I like your writing. It is definitely your own style but some of the humor must come with being a mommy. I thought it was all sweet though.

    Oh as far as the 'yuck' part...that just comes with life doesn't it? What a blessing that you see the bigger picture, and not just get discouraged because you have sick ones. You have sick ones that you can serve!

    So, as it is my job to keep most blogs, or some blogs...full of comments, or about one per post, I'll try to check in often & do the same for you!! Ha-ha...I see this is only your 2nd comment anyway, so maybe it'll encourage you to write more. :)

    Well, as I tend to like to write a lot, my comment is turning into a rather long comment that could be turned into a post!

    Anyhow...hope you're having a great day! And if I ever get a blog, I'll let you know. :) (and supposed I won't *make* you comment!)

    Ruth Ann :)

  3. hello hunny. You are the bestest mom. keep it up.

  4. ahhh, you're my favorite. Thanks for keeping your attitude in light of scripture. I am honored to call you my friend!



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