A loved one asked me a few weeks ago, "What are you going to do if Harrison and Mae get sick?" Of course, I've been praying and will continue to that we all have good health this year, but as we know sometimes God's plan isn't ours.... We have rules when together like no sharing drinks, washing hands ALL the time, and the kids can't go in each other's rooms or beds...
Harrison started in with a runny nose last night, but assumed it was allergies since we did go for a little walk(Harrison stayed away from Madison just to be safe).... This morning it was clear he wasn't feeling good so Ryan and I immediately separated the kids....
Separating our family is never easy and of course was filled with lots of tears... All three of our kids are little so as we try to explain what is going on it still hurts.... (Those moments God gives Ryan and I the strength to do what we have to do).... Harrison and Mae were crying outside the apartment and Madison was crying within. As much as those moments hurt, it shows us how much we need each other.
Ryan took Harrison and Mae to Prompt Care in Effingham and I put Madison in her bed, turned on all three diffusers, shut the bedroom door, and went crazy disinfecting! Madison has no symptoms, Harrison has cold symptoms, and Mae has a low grade fever. Harrison and Mae will spend the week resting, Ryan and I will be praying, and Madison through God's grace will remain healthy and ready for surgery Tuesday.
When these things happen of course blaming myself comes easily, but after an hour of crying, praying, and disinfecting the entire apartment I must move forward. The truth is viruses are everywhere all we can do is try to avoid them.
As I spend the rest of the day in prayer for our health, I'm praying for your family's also. I used to take for granted good health and now that is all I seem to pray for. Have a blessed day and week! Remember regardless of your situation or circumstance, God is near and will guide you! You just have to choose to follow him.