Sickness and Snow!

Well, in my last post I mentioned battling a cold along with Emory, who I thought only had a cough. Much to my dismay, a "just in case" doctor visit last week unvieled RSV and double ear infections! I was so sad to find out that my little girl was going through her first of - I'm sure - many more sicknesses, but it is so hard when they aren't feeling well and you can't do anything about it!

Today was day 7 of our antibiotics and she is really seeming to feel better, which I am thankful for. Yesterday I was at home - bored - secondary to LOTS of snow. I started clicking on blog after blog, just reading what people had to say and if any blogs I encountered were interesting to me. I came across one and the first post said "Please pray for ..." and it mentioned a little girl recently diagnosed with RSV, who is now at a Children's hospital somewhere (not sure if it was Arkansas?) in ICU. It really hit me hard since Emory is going through the exact same thing, but the Lord has protected her from extensive illness, and I can't explain how thankful I am.

A friend asked me the other day how I was doing, since Emory was sick. Of course, it is so hard on mama when your baby is sick! But my eyes have really been opened lately. I've been talking to close friends and reading about others who have encountered heartbreaking situations with their little ones. Illness after illness after illness, a disorder, or even death. These moms are SO strong. I can't imagine the amount of strength it takes to pull it all together - and keep it all together - when your little one is hurting and you can't do anything about it. So, here's to all of YOU beautiful mom's out there who have gone through anything from a measley cold to the death of a child. YOU are wonderful, and your children are wonderfully made.

On a lighter note...

Mom called tonight and had ordered Em some shoes. I was so excited! I had been talking about buying her these for awhile now, but couldn't justify spending $25 dollars on them since she will outgrow them so fast. found some on SALE! and she ordered them a little big so they will fit for awhile ('s not like she's walking yet!). I can't WAIT to get them in!

So cute, right?!

I have also really been wanting to redesign my blog and make it more of my own personality. The one I have right now is...I know, I know...stark. I guess I was just wanting to have a clean slate, but now I'm looking at all of these other blogs and know that I can really make it my own if I put some work into it. However, I'm still using this old, crummy laptop since mine has been messed up and Andy has to take mine to Best Buy to get shipped off and returned. So...until that happens, you will have to deal with this - pretty boring - blog. I'm sure the few of you that read this don't mind :)

Em is still growing like a weed. She is a beautiful addition to my little family! I hope that I will continue to be this thankful for her every day, and I hope that you are thankful for the blessings in your life as well.

Psalms 139:14
"I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well."


FrouFrouBritches said...

Danya, I'm so sorry she's not feeling well. Poor baby! I'll say a little prayer for ya both.

Lovin' the shoes!

Anonymous said...

Those pink shoes are adorable :)