Thinking about how sickness has crippled us. It started on Tuesday when Lia (4) had a fever and seemed really lethargic and sick. It wasn't good. Then we went down, one by one. Siena caught the bug, but her sickness escalated and she got croup (quickly). We went to the hospital on Friday night and she had a couple of treatments and steroids and was sent home around 5am. It was truly awful.

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I had so much compassion and empathy for parents that go to the the emergency department for their kids! The hospital bed was literally one that will be in Hell. There is no where to sit or be comfortable AT ALL. And I'm an employee of this place, so I had the VIP treatment, and it was still AWFUL. The nurses and doctors were SO sweet to us though and made the experience so much better than it could have been. They were kind and gentle and sweet. I appreciated that so much. There is nothing like fearing for your child's breath. It is truly gut-wrenching.

Needless to say, she still has croup (it usually lasts 3-5 days), and we are doing our best to keep her away from Lucia (7 months), because if she gets it, I may just die. (I'm not even being dramatic, I can't take much more.) And my aches and pains and fever just won't go away. I'm sick of the sickness. Lord, please take this from us. I beg you.

siena and the popsicle

My heart goes out to all those who struggle with this often. It is truly a helpless and scary situation to be in.

Reading some amazing blogs. I truly love this community of bloggers and am extremely grateful to have made some wonderful friends. I appreciate their support and good intentioned hearts so much. They keep me motivated and also sigh with me when I've said I'm done. I appreciate this place.

Watching The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Y'all know that I'm a sucker for that show (at least I hope you knew and now your image isn't tainted of me). But seriously, so good. I know it's a vice, and maybe next Lent I can give up reality tv. (Do you think I could do it?! Probs not.)

Thankful for this Lenten season. My growth in it. My reading the Word every morning has truly changed me, much like my reading Love & Respect with my women's group has helped me speak more respectfully to my husband. The Word has made me more and more grateful for my husband and who he is to our family. We have our ups and downs (boy, do we have them), but I want to love him just as the Lord does. I want to see him as Jesus sees him and take him for everything he is. I want to dive even more into our relationship and communicate even more than what we've been doing. This Lent has been good for us and to us. I can't wait to see what the Easter season does. The time of renewal and rejoicing. I am so excited.

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In between tweeting, reading books to my daughters, and [not] burning mac n cheese, I am the Founder + Creative Director of Blessed is She women's ministry + community.