Sunday, March 22, 2009


That has been my mantra this week.  Try to stay positive.  This week started out sour, I would love to share all the fabulous details, but I am sure you don't want to hear them.  Let's just say that my thoughts that morning sickness was getting worse was wrong, I had the stomach flu, and I got to purge my stomach for the first time in over 20 years.  Lovely, I don't think I have missed that!   I had dreams for this being spring break for my kids and all, but alas, we all got the flu and were couch ridden all week.  I also had some complications with the pregnancy which brought some added stress.  Luckily, things seem to be going better now, we are not dehydrated anymore, the fevers have for the most part departed (except the Lizard).  So, let's see...what are the positive things that happened this week?

Well, in the all the complications I got an Ultrasound which showed that we are probably going to be having a boy (90% sure).  Plus, the baby was moving....that is always a plus!  Most of us are secretly hoping for a boy, so this is a happy little note....of course, Madeline was slightly disappointed.   Madeline and Mitchell were also able to watch enough TV and play enough video games to last them the rest of the year, so I am sure I won't hear how they never get to play or watch TV for quite some time.  While Liz has been so sick with a fever...she has had the funniest conversations with me.  I absolutely love hearing her take on life, and she always brings a smile to my face.  Seriously, this poor kid has been laying on the couch for the past week, and she still has a funny sense of humor even though her eyes can barely stay open.  Bj also got to spend 2 days at home with us this week....we never would have had that time with him unless he was sick....see, that is positive!  Also, I have felt so blessed to have such good friends.  Summer has brought us soup, pop, crackers, bread, and love....and after that when more trials were heaped upon us she brought a fabulous dinner.  I am so blessed to have such a great friend.  My friends the Rasmussen's dropped everything they were doing and came to give me and Liz a blessing, and so willingly substituted for me today in church.  Seriously, what a great week!!!!  (Did I convince you?)

As I was retiring to bed last night I remembered Henry B. Eyring's talk from conference awhile ago.   He talked about recognizing the hand of God in your life, and trying to see his influence every day.   Even though this week was less than perfect, I truly see His hand in easing the negatives of it for me.  I had friends/family from far who called and checked on me.  I had friends (near) who served with love, and I certainly had comfort and peace from above.  God's hand indeed!


Z Family said...

Oh man! I feel your pain. Around 13 weeks I also got the stomach flu horribly. Not fun!!!!!! Great news that the baby was moving around during the ultrasound and a boy.. yipee! Feel better. :)

Wen said...

I am so glad you are doing better. I have been running/walking fast in your honor and praying hard. I hope this is a super great and restful week. We'll keep you in our prayers.