Monday, March 1, 2010

A New Attitude with an update

Turning those “Little Annoyances” into “Blessings from God”

This weekend, I’ve had a lot of time to just sit around & think & read & sleep. I THOUGHT I was going to get to spend my weekend with these girls at the Mom Heart Conference in Dallas, but my body had other plans for me.

I have not been out of the house since Thursday afternoon (very UNlike me) except for the 3 hours I spent at the doctor’s office on Friday finding out that I have PNEUMONIA! Not fun! Not fun at all! I don’t understand why I’m getting all of these strange sicknesses this year…I had strep throat in December & it knocked me out for 3 days. Well, we’re on day 5 now and I’m not really feeling much better yet. The doctor thought I’d be well enough to go back to school today, but I haven’t quit running a fever yet! And my chest is in such pain from coughing!

But…as I laid in my bed last night, not being able to sleep from the chills, I decided I needed to focus on my BLESSINGS instead of all of the frustrations.

So here are a few…

*My dear husband is trying his best to take care of me, the boys, and the home. It’s totally out of his comfort zone & he’s so busy & exhausted on Sundays anyway, but he took the boys to church with him (an hour early, I might add) yesterday morning, got our lunch (from McDonald’s), folded a bunch of laundry, washed a bunch of dishes, and got the boys to bed last night.

*Evan has been such a great helper! On Friday morning, he made breakfast for himself & for his Daddy. Toaster streudel with the icing spread on the top and a half a banana on each plate…just like I do for him each morning!

*My dad & sister met Eric & Evan in Gilmer to bring me my little baby back! I missed him so much! God knew exactly what He was doing when my parents took him for the week! We were able to help before & after church each night of the revival…serving pizza, setting the tables for steak night, & doing whatever needed to be done. What an awesome revival we had at our church!
*I got to sit on the couch with my 2 boys & watch an ice skating movie with them yesterday evening. I love holding my little 3-year old right after he wakes up from nap! I hope I didn’t spread any germs on him! J

*I have kept up with my daily readings in my “One Year Bible.”

*I’ve enjoyed reading Beth Moore’s book, “So Long Insecurity!”

*Our puppy, Eli, has kept me warm when he falls asleep on my lap while I’m taking a nap on the couch.

*Several friends & family have called to check on me.

*My friend, Penny, brought her books over to let me read while I’m sick.

*My friend, Kim, brought me orange juice, flowers, & chocolate (which I can eat now that the fast is over)!

And here’s my favorite blessing…
*Listening to Ethan sing “Pop Goes the Weasel” at 11:30 PM last night through our monitor. He was not such a blessing to Daddy this morning when he had to get up at 7 am, but it sure was cute listening to him sing last night! He was WIRED all evening!


OK, it's 3:45 pm on Monday and I just got back from yet another visit to Dr. Mahmoud. I called & left a message with the nurse this morning to see if I should still be having fever, etc. Well, at about 1:15, Dr. Mahmoud himself called me & said to get there by 2 for another chest x-ray. Lovely! At least it wasn't another needle. :) And guess what! My pneumonia has grown over the weekend! He showed me both chest x-rays & it has spread quite a bit! He said, "I'm trying to decide if I am going to put you in the hospital." I begged him not to & tried to be tough & not cry. He finally said that he'd give me another antibiotic & that I have to go home & REST & call him again tomorrow. I asked him about going to school tomorrow, and he just looked at me! I kind of laughed & said that we're TAKS testing on Wed. He said he didn't care. That I have to get well! So...I'm heading to bed now to try to get some sleep. Please pray for my stressed-out husband & my sweet boys.


  1. I hope you are feeling much, much better. : ) You've had a lot of blessings in such a short amount of time! - Flo

  2. I thought I saw you driving to school this morning and hoped it meant you felt better. Maybe todays Dr. visit won't last as long.

  3. I'm continuing praying for you and your family. I hope you are well soon. I hope you truly stay in the bed to get the rest your body needs. I know you don't want to go to the hospital so I'm hoping you'll be 100% better in the morning. I know you are worried about TAKS testing but you can't put that before your health even though I've done it before too. Please take care and stay in the bed!

    I love you!


  4. Praying sweet Kim! I hope that the new meds will make you better soon!


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