A lot of you have sent some sweet emails and left some nice messages about the big events that occurred over the last weekend. I was hoping this week was going to kick-start “normal life” into gear…and maybe even be a little relaxing 🙂 N.O.P.E. The reason I haven’t been returning emails is because Satan–that slithering serpent–has attacked us this week…in the form of the stomach virus.I’m not one to blame Satan for every malady that comes our way, but this time I feel pretty sure it’s plain and simple spiritual warfare (I wonder if this deep conviction stems at all from the fact that Jeremiah and I have been listening to C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters before going to bed at night :)). You see, Jeremiah is trying to start an orthopedic residents/resident’s wives Bible Study. We’ve talked about it for a while, and I felt strongly that it was a great idea. I know that every field has its individual challenges, but at this point in Jeremiah’s training, I think it’s important that we band together–remind each other that we’re fighting a bigger battle than long hours and demanding attendings–encourage each other to fight the good fight and fight it well…and have a good free meal, babysitting and fellowship, how bout it :)?
Hydrated (intravenously in Pace’s case), scrubbed clean, swathed in Baby Lotion, and watching PBS while sipping Gatorade.
As I end, this is how I found Mary Aplin…covered in my mascara (and now crying from a spanking). Do you think it was the slithering serpent that made her do it? 🙂
Seriously though, please pray that Jeremiah and I don’t get this virus. If I got it half as bad as Pace, there is no way I could function enough to take care of these two. So far so good!
Bless.your.heart! I will be praying for all of you to be well and stay well.
Abby, The last picture is priceless ! I would say that is serious rehearsal dinner material. Sorry you have had a bad few days. We loved getting to see you in Dothan.
This post was amazing. Way to stay strong (and focused) on the positive…and taking care of this little girls. You're an amazing mother and wife!
Oh, Abby! You are amazing! I was just about to email you a couple of questions and decided to see what was going on with you first. I love that you didn't cancel your bible study and I pray that you two stay well!
Oh Abby… Jeremiah failed to mention he was at the ER with Pace… I thought he was there for a rotation or something. I am so very very sorry that she was so bad off. I mean that's a lot of vomiting bless her heart. I pray the worse is behind her now and that you and Jeremiah are protected from it!! We'll miss y'all this weekend!!!
What a crazy time of it! So glad God showed up at the end. He always manages to! And I love the mascara- I think that's a fine example that she's feeling MUCH better!
OH my Abs, I feel your pain. I so remember those days. I am so proud of you for how you handled it all though. And…..that friend of yours should be cherished forever!!! Good luck!
Oh My!!!! I was reading th is all serious and contemplative and then BAM! That last picture of Mary Aplin has me ROLLING in laughter.OUT LOUD.AT.WORK!!!! I hope you and Jeremiah are spared – keep up the good work!!!!
Yup…Love, love, love that C.S. Lewis…I loved the Screw Tapes…I went and got me a book that said…CS LEWIS for Idots…I read it along and understood most of what I was reading! I am having to agree withb you on this one. Sounds like Wormwood was about! Glad things worked out so well at the end for you. You sure have a lot on your plate…and I have to say…You are so full of Gods Grace. You are something. That Ashley, I recall…was such a cute, cute little kid. I am so happy she is helping you out. What a great S-I-L,,,and friend! Happy Easter….and I pray you stay well!