My day yesterday tested the resources of my extended family and the happy scale of my children. I awoke feeling ultra dizzy like the world was spinning (reminiscent of my vertigo days last year I’d sooner forget). Then through the spinning feeling I wound up being sick to my stomach all day, clutching a bucket and praying that I could just pass out. I deteriorated quite quickly and was so emotional on the phone, to the point that my worried and wonderful husband called in the reinforcements. First my own Dad popped in to check on me, the children sensed that Mom wasn’t able to control the situation or even lift my head from my pillow and took charge of the house. When my Dad arrived Noah had dumped a fruit tray on the kitchen floor and proceeded to decorate it all with a bottle of cucumber dressing! It was a mess. Brigs on the other hand wasn’t into mess making but instead decided to be the most cranky child on the planet and throwing himself into a frenzy if anyone spoke to him, happy tone or not. The kid was out of control and I think my dad held it together pretty well taking them outside to run around for a few minutes in the backyard. Dad ran to drop Joshy off at school, and the boy did not want to leave! LOL! Then he brought me medicine and left, I think he needed some peace and quiet. Then Jim arrived to help too, he heard of my plight from Nathan and rushed to my aid. He ended up staying all afternoon (till 7pm) watching the kids while I was passed out from some much needed Gravol. I slept cuddled up next to Noah for hours, awaking occassionally to the feeling of wonky medication. That’s not all, Nicole my sister in law brought over the ultra amazing burrito dinner for my family which was a major blessing for us all (I had three teaspoons of broth soup for dinner).
Today has been much better. The nausea etc. is gone and I’ve just been weak all day. I’ve had so many family members calling to check on me and making sure that I was alright. My Mom even brought us dinner tonight and helped me water my garden. All in all, it’s been a true test of how our huge family really pulls together for each other. I couldn’t have survived the past two days without your kindness and service. Thank you each and every one for your prayers, worry and deeds. I love you guys!!