Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sick day...

Today is one of THOSE days.

I have no energy for a cute, pithy post.
An ear ache snuck up and attacked J-boy...last night.
These are the types of things that can never happen during the day.
That would be much too convenient.
He's at the doctor's right now.


Furthermore, L-boy has hardly eaten a thing in 2 days. I was chalking it up to teething.
You may want to look away, but I find this next picture quite amusing.

Luke 4

Upon further investigation, I'm thinking a boat load of mucous has taken up residence in my little man's chest. This is technically his first chest cold. He's had lots of stuffy noses...but never a cough. We have been blessed. Did I mention he has the "trots" too. Lovely.
Isn't he pathetic looking.

Luke 2
On second thought, I feel like doing this quite often.
Does that make me pathetic?

Luke 3
Oh, to be a child again...
To just fall to the ground when we don't feel good.

Luke 1
And look, he even mustered the energy to sit up and look at me.
Things aren't as bad as they seem.

Luke 6
On a side note, I'm trying to teach C-boy that good posture and good learning are directly correlated.

Luke 7
How?? Not really sure! But, that's what ALL teachers say.
Right?!

Luke 8
Mother dearest, put the camera down already!

Luke 5
So what is a good mommy to do?
Give him the phone, of course!
That'll keep him busy for a few moments.
Right up until 911 arrives! (not really!)

But in all seriousness, I am extremely thankful for even these moments.
I am thankful that my child is suffering from nothing more than a toothache and a cold.
I am so grateful that we are feeling the effects of a lack of sleep, due to something as small as an earache.
I am so blessed to have healthy children who can run, play, sing, and laugh.
May I never take these treasures for granted.
May I scoop my little one up, when he cries and hangs on my leg.
May I hold him just a little tighter.
Shame on me for taking even ONE day for granted.
I owe this to my children.
I owe this to Layla Grace's mom.

We have been given the gift of health for this moment.

And I am choosing to treasure EACH.AND.EVERY.ONE!

James 4:14
How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.


If you haven't yet, please click on the link above and read. If you are having one of THOSE days. It will change your outlook. I promise.

To follow Layla Grace on Twitter click here.
She is still hanging on.
We are praying for...
Peace and no pain for little Layla.
Strength for each day.
Comfort for each heart.
And the grace to endure each moment.

But mostly, we are praying for a miracle.

8 comments:

Jenn said...

I love the clarity of your pictures. What kind of camera do you use?

3LittleMonkeys said...

What a great post! I love the pictures, your kids are so adorable! You are right, even though we complain about lack of sleep and sick kids, we really need to be thankful for thier voerall good health.

I hope your little ones are feeling better soon!

P.S. That is too funny that your Hubby is from Calgary! What a small world it is!

Arizona Mamma said...

Oh, Julie! This was a fantastic post. I was thinking the very same thoughts today over dinner and while I was washing dishes. My kids both have colds, and Colton is getting new teeth, and I was thinking about how grateful I am for their health. I read a little about Layla (and feel free to think less of me), but I can't bring myself to go back to read more. It's as if my heart just can't take it. It sends me into an immediate worry mode over all the horrible things that happen to innocent little children. I can't bare the thought of that mother never holding her baby again. I am tearing up even as I type this. I know that my not reading doesn't make it less real, but for my own selfish sake I need to be able to breath...and when I read about her, I find it hard to do just that.

Arizona Mamma said...

In response to the comment you just left me...could you pass the tissues please?

And no need to apologize for such a long comment. It is so comforting to me when someone else feels like I do. Somehow it's helpful to know that other moms are clinging to the happy today, and praying with all their hearts to not ever have to endure that sort of heartache. Really, I can barley type it out.

On a totally separate note, did you know you can go to settings and under comments arrange to have your comments come to your email? They will still be on your blog. But then you should also go to your profile page and select "show email." That way, not only can you receive comments to your email, but people like me can respond to the comments you leave on your blog directly to you as an email. I would be able to just reply to you while in my email, and it would go to yours. That way, something like this wouldn't be posted on your blog.

Hen Jen said...

hope everyone is better soon! I love your photos, just wow, you are a great photographer.

Stuff could always be worse said...

I love this post, but I am thinking what good pics, you have a photography talent! What kind of camera, just curious?
kim

Sonora said...

I'm sorry your son is sick. It is so awful when they are sick like that. I love the pictures though.
I couldn't agree more with what you said at the end of this post. I am so grateful for those things too. I feel so lucky and NEVER want to take what I have for granted.

The Empress said...

I love your beautiful pictures. Please tell us the camera you use...

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