Sunday, February 3, 2008

Giving Thanks...

Hope's been sick for the last several days with a fever topping off at just over 103. So sad... It's going around though. A lot of people at my office have been sick with it too. I took her to the doctor last Friday - but she said it's viral so no antibiotics. Bummer. She seems to be somewhat better - her fever has come down some but she still looks a little off. Eyes all sunken in and hollow looking, face all bright red. Not my normal little smiley Hopey. But I'm so grateful that she's such a healthy kid. When we were at the doctor's office, the doc looked at her chart and said "Wow! You haven't been here for a sick visit since 2005!" Obviously she's had little bugs since then - but never anything big. What an amazing gift. Jack gets sick a lot - but nothing really out of the ordinary for a toddler in daycare. Again, an amazing gift.

Every time one of the kids gets sick I think of the St. Jude commercial that says "Give thanks for the healthy children in your life." My heart just breaks for children and families who are walking in the valley of serious illness. I honestly don't know how you weather a storm like that. So, as I'm sitting here wiping noses and listening to a little (sometimes a LOT) whining, I smile because I know that in a few days I'll be sitting here having tea parties and listening to her laugh. I don't know that there's a better gift than happy, healthy kids...


VikingMom said...

We're glad to hear that Hope's on the road to recovery. That feeling you get when you see your child sick like that is terrible...been there, done that too many times and will most likely be there again. (Grudingly of course.) Tell Hope we're praying for her to get better!

We missed you all at the Super Bowl gathering this wasn't the same without you.

The Bakers

Stacey said...

Glad to hear Hope is feeling better!

Missed you yesterday.