My sweet Aubrey Lane was hit by the stomach bug last Friday morning and it lingered for 72 hours. My Weston Hayes decided not to be outdone by his big sister and started vomiting on Monday. Just when we thought we were all in the clear...it hit Christian on Wednesday night. I finished our weekend from he** with the bug on Thursday. I have to say that 7 days of vomiting and diarrhea is one of my worst nightmares. I am extremely scared of vomiting and will do anything I can to stay away from anyone who has had the bug in the last month! I had to suck it up and be a momma on Friday, because Christian was working. I did my best to comfort my pitiful Bre...but I can honestly say it was one of the hardest things I have done lately!
On Wednesday afternoon, we went to my parents house for Thanksgiving lunch and everyone felt fine. We truly thought we were all out of the woods. Low and behold not an hour after getting home, Christian hit the throne. I took three Zophran that night...just knowing it was gonna hit me...and come Turkey Day...it hit with a vengeance. We shipped Bre off to my moms (thank you mom for being a lifesaver!) and Christian and I seriously slept the entire day. No turkey, no dressing, no pie...just crackers and Sprite for us.
As much as I joke about it being a terrible day...which it was...in all honestly it was just what we needed to step back and really appreciate and be thankful for the days of health and wellness that we have 95% of the year. We are so incredibly blessed and I looked at my sweet family last night and just thanked our Good Lord for our rich abundance of blessings. We don't have to deal with a terminal illness, our children are healthy, we have amazing families and friends, wonderful jobs and the list goes on. Sometimes we need a terrible, bad awful day to remind us of just how incredibly blessed we really are.
This will definitely be a Thanksgiving that we will always remember...one that I will look back on and cherish just like all the other Thanksgiving days...because today and yesterday...we are so blessed...and so thankful.
Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful, but if it wasn't...I hope you can still step back and see the good. Find the blessings that surround you and focus on those things. Life is good...even when it sucks. HAHA.
In other news...we redid our bedroom floors. The carpet was getting extremely dingy and dirty, not to mention it was killing my allergies. We decided to splurge and consider it our early Christmas present. My amazing hubby laid the floors himself (well with a few tiny helpers) and I think it turned out beautiful!