Saturday, July 21, 2012

Thankfulness and Vomit


An exhausting golf cart ride
Last night was our last night of our trip to Solid Rock Day Camp.  The week had gone really smoothly (Lindsey got a little sick but she tends to do that midway through just about every trip we've ever been on!) but last night Ezekiel did something he's never done before:  threw up, in his pack n play.  It was nasty.  There were a lot of tears, his, Lindsey's who I ripped out of the shower so I could throw Ezekiel in , Christin's, who wanted me to read to her before bed, mine who just wanted to get the kids to bed.  The whole experience lasted about a half hour and felt very traumatic.  When we came to bed 3 hours later Ezekiel was still whimpering in his sleep.  I wanted to pick him up but I didn't want to wake him.  Around 3am Ezekiel woke up crying and George pulled him into our bed.  He tossed and turned for a few minutes before he snuggled up to me and fell into a much better sleep.  After that I couldn't fall asleep but not because I was uncomfortable.  I had a boy on each arm and was flat on my back unable to move (which is usually a huge issue for me because I can't stand to be "trapped" by anything and have occasionally freaked out over things like a stuck ring.  I might have a problem)  Anyway, I couldn't fall asleep because I was just so so filled with thankfulness.  I couldn't stop praying, "Thank you God he's here.  Thank you that on this night, when he's sick, Ezekiel is warm and comforted.  He's cuddled between his mommy and daddy.  He's not alone or in the care of nannies (wonderful as they may be it's just not the same).  Thank you Lord for letting me be here.  Thank you that I'm the blessed one who gets to clean up the puke and have this little hand in my back.  Thank you God for my son."  

These feelings of thankfulness just kept over whelming me and I couldn't close my eyes because then I couldn't see this miracle of a son God has given me!  What a great, smelly, smelly, night:)
Nana came to Solid Rock too!
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2 comments:

  1. You are such a beautiful inspiration! Christin, Lindsey, Ezekiel, Isaiah, and George are super blessed to have such a loving mother/wife in their lives. :)

    Miss Ashley

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  2. It really did smell bad! :-)

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