Saturday, January 5, 2013


Toward the end of December, I came down with a fever and a cough. Although I didn't go to the doctor - what I had behaved like the flu, so I assumed that's what it was. The strange thing about it - is that no one else got it. Unfortunately, it caused some plans to have to be rearranged and it was upsetting to me.
We had to miss church on the Sunday before Christmas - that was disappointment #1. Disappointment #2 was that I was too sick to sing with the worship team for the Christmas Eve service.  Disappointment #3 was that I was too sick to even go to the service. The service that was planned - in my thinking - was going to be the perfect ending to our Advent Celebration that we did at home. I was so excited at the whole concept of this special service and how it so perfectly complemented all of the scripture study that we had done all month long. 
Once I got over my disappointment, I counted my blessings that the time we had studying the scriptures together all month long was good, rich, and fulfilling. I counted my blessings that no one else got sick!
Fast forward to about 11 days later ... Martin came down with a fever. My first thought was: YIKES!! At the rate of each one getting sick every 11 days ... we will never be done with this!! The next day Aaron was struck down with a fever, closely followed by Jonathan. Rich had something entirely different ... just a bad cold. While I never want my family to be sick - I can honestly say that I am thankful when everyone gets sick at the same time. In a family of 6 - it can sometimes take FOREVER for one virus to make it through the whole family. 
I'm glad this one - whatever it is - is sweeping through quickly!


  1. Just wanted to let you know that I still enjoy reading your blog!! I don't get to comment often as I am usually reading on a mobile device (and I can never get it to do what I want...ha!). Praying for your family as you recover from the creepy cruds and for a blessed 2013!!!

    1. I totally know what you mean, Pam! I am usually on a mobile device too - which has actually caused me to slow down quite a bit in even posting on the blog. Thanks for reading and thanks for your prayers!

  2. Hi Larissa!! I'm sorry about the sickness and hope you are feeling much, much better by now! It's always a drag with sickness enters a family, but far worse with Mama gets sick. And fighting sickness naturally can take longer to feel better since we don't have that instant relief that rx's can bring (yeah, talking from experience here as I had bronchitis this past fall - yuck!)

    Anyways, I've enjoyed going over your blog and seeing how well everyone is doing. The kids are growing too fast learning so much from you. Good job!!!