Sunday, December 9, 2012

I have a sick child at home today.  It's the pits!  "B" has a sore throat, temp, and coughing.  Are there any other moms out there that hate this as badly as I do?  I have found that I have certain behaviors when my kids get sick.  The first thing I do is start to clean like a mad woman.  I started washing sheets, laundry and organizing.  I am going through the medicine cabinet trying to find what ever I can, from tylenol to honey elixir and vapor rub.  The next thing I do is much more uglier and disturbing.....I worry.  I start to think of the worst case scenarios.  Having a 14 week old baby at the house doesn't help.  I start to think of all the terrible stories I've heard in the past and feel anxious by things that aren't even happening.  So today I had to stop those thoughts.  (2 Corinthians 10:6)  I just began to be thankful.  No, I am not thankful she is sick.  I am praying she will be better, but I began to be thankful for other things.  I am thankful I had some medicine in the house.  I am thankful I am home with her tomorrow and I don't have to work.  I am thankful we have a great doctor that she can go to tomorrow if needed.  I just began giving thanks in ALL things.  Even in trials, I can find things to be thankful for.   She is still sick tonight and I pray she feels better.  But until then, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with THANKSGIVING, let your requests be made known to God."  ( Philippians 4:6)  

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes, it is hard to do... but good for you! Being thankful is what gets me through the week!