A Heart Toward Home

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Joshua 24:15

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

So thankful!

This past weekend Bryan was gone on a Youth Trip so my parents and Bryan's mom loaded up and came for a visit. It was perfect timing and I am so thankful they came. They arrived on Friday night and then Bryan left first thing on Saturday morning. I had taken Joanna on Friday evening for a second shot to try and clear up this bad ear infection, etc. and I knew that I would have to take her back Saturday morning for a third and final shot. Having extra hands there on Saturday morning was really nice. We all got ready Saturday morning and headed to Murfreesboro. After Joanna's shot, which she was NOT crazy about (who would be?), we picked up a few things at Wal-Mart and then we went to eat at Red Robin. The food was very delicious. None of us had ever eaten there before and we would definately be going back! Joanna was so pitiful. She was in so much pain that she would just scream and not know what she wanted. Before we left on Saturday morning we noticed that Timothy was running a fever and after lunch Sarah was not feeling well. Argh!! What was going on! Gigi bought the kids a movie so we watched that on Saturday night. Since we had sick ones we didn't get to make it to church Sunday. We instead took care of sick little ones and just enjoyed our time together. My parents and Joan (Bryan's mom) were the BIGGEST help! I am so thankful that they came and were here to help me out. They left after lunch on Sunday and Sarah was much better when we got up Sunday morning. Timothy has still run a fever and it has even gotten up to 103.9! Took him to see Dr yesterday and it looks like its viral. So we are hanging in there and praying that Joanna gets 100% better, Timothy gets 100% better and the rest of the crew stays well. Bryan arrived safely back home last night and he is not feeling well himself. I thought I would include a few pictures of our weekend.

This is a picture of my Dad, Isaac and Elijah in the "woods" behind our house.

Gigi loving on Timothy. She was playing cards with Sarah and Timothy crawled up in her lap.

Timothy is a "read to me" boy! My mom and Gigi love reading to their grandkids.

All the boys love my dad! The little boys wanted my dad to watch a movie with them.

Gigi was a big blessing! She helped do whatever needed to be done. She unloaded and loaded the dishwasher, prepared meals, held babies, she even bought the kids cute t-shirts... you name it, she did it with lots of LOVE! Thanks a bunch Gigi!!!!!

Joanna struggles to sleep with her nose so stuffy. My mom rocked her for one nap so she might could sleep a little better. My mom was an awesome help, she helped give baths, clean the kitchen, fold clothes, etc....you name it, she did it or has done it for me countless times! Thank you very much Mom!!

Everyone of my kids are crazy about their grandparents. My dad is so great about just being an extra hand and he does it so well! When we were in Wal-Mart on Saturday he volunteered to sit up front and hold Joanna while we grabbed a few things. She fell asleep on him and got to take a little nap. My dad is good about grandkids sleeping on him! :) Thank you so much Dad for your willing heart!!!!

Here is a picture of everyone. Joanna is about had enough and so ready to feel better!

I am so thankful that I have family who loves us and is willing to come and be with us! I know with God's help I would have made it through the weekend without Bryan but when God sent Joan and my parents to help it made it so much easier!! SOOOOO VERY THANKFUL!


Nancy said...

Bless you all!! So thankful you have help there!

Nancy said...

PS, do any of your friends use a pediatric chiropractor there? That might help cure your sweet girl's ear infection. Praying she gets better SOON!!

Anonymous said...

Love this post!! We all had a great time and so glad we could come and help. Missed Brian, but glad we were able to see him for a short time Friday night. Hope and pray you all are feeling better very soon and no one else gets sick. Love and Hugs to all,
Maw and Paw Love the picture of us all, funny with Joanna screaming!!