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!