Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter!

We got GREAT news on Friday! Jack does NOT have mono! His spleen was back to normal too. The doctor said he guessed it must have been some other random virus, but we're choosing to believe that we asked God to heal Jack and HE ANSWERED!


We found out the results to his bloodwork while I had Hayley there for pink eye! Friday morning her eyes looked TERRIBLE! There was so much yucky junk in them and it wouldn't go away. They checked her out and everything else looked fine. Got antibiotic drops and we were on our way.

Friday late afternoon was SO much fun! Tara, Aly, Abby and I took Donna to High Tea at the Ashton Hotel in Ft. Worth for her birthday. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes to do that kind of stuff. It was so much fun being with all the girls! The 5 of us went on a trip to New York before Tara got married and I think it's the last time we all hung out together like that. Lots of fun! I love my in-laws. It's like I was born for 2 families. Mine and Tra's! From day ONE I've felt so comfortable w/ his sisters and parents. I LOVE spending time with them and can't imagine dreading being w/ my in-laws. It makes me sad for people who aren't as crazy about theirs. It's fun to love another family just like your own!

Saturday was going great until 5ish when Hayley woke up from her nap screaming that her ear hurt. She was running fever and miserable. Took her to the new Care Now right down the street (the web check-in is the way to go!) and she has an EAR INFECTION! Poor baby! I ended up sleeping w/ her last night b/c her fever was so high (103.5 ON MOTRIN) and she woke up in panic mode several times reaching for me. I think her fever is down and I'm hoping she wakes up feeling better. Do you kind of feel like I'm going to say "April Fools?" I feel like I've been in the middle of a very cruel April Fool's joke over the past week and a half or so. SURELY this is the last of the sickness around here for awhile!

I was asking God what else we needed to be doing? Sometimes you wonder if there is something in the environment causing the sickness (or maybe it's Chick-Fil-A and McDonald's playlands??) ha ha. So I told Him last night I was just going to be quiet and listen and wait for Him to tell me what we needed to do differently---a different way to pray, a sin we needed to repent of, WHAT??? I was in the kitchen making fruit salad for Easter lunch today and it was silent. Kids asleep, Tra at pharmacy getting medicine, and after a few minutes deep in my spirit I heard Him, "Praise ME." So I did. It's one of my favorite things to do. And it was good to be reminded to acknowledge God for WHO HE IS in the midst of the craziness of life. HE heals, HE loves, HE comforts us in our times of need, HE provides me with strength, HE showers us with BLESSING upon BLESSING! And today HE LIVES!! Praising God for the most precious gift of His Son and for giving Him up for us so that WE may truly LIVE!

8 comments:

jettybetty said...

So glad Jack doesn't have mono--hope Hayley is enough better she can enjoy Easter!
Your last paragraph really encouraged me--thanks!

Shelle H. said...

Shelly,
What a sweet sweet message you wrote about Praising God! Thank you for uplifting me! Happy Easter!

tara said...

We should so make the tea an annual thing!

Courtney said...

Amen! I have been crying out on your behalf this weekend asking God if there is anything I can do to bless you and your family in any way! He gave me an idea so I'll be in touch! :)

Amanda said...

What an example you are to praise Him through all you've been going through! I'm praying that you and your kiddos get a break from all of this!

mindy tyndall said...

You have all be in our constant prayers and we are so thankful for the good news about Jack and hope that Haylee is feeling better too! I love how God answers us when we just pause to listen. We, too, have been praising him...for our friends, family, our spiritual family and so much more. I've been trying to encourage Christine and we had a wonderful conversation about how maybe instead of worrying about how long this would go on, maybe we should just do what we can to make it bearable and thank God for the blessing of a positive outcome.
You are such a blessing!
Hugs !

Kara Alexander said...

You all look beautiful in your Easter picture. What a sweet family! I'll email you soon with all the details of what I was calling about. Love you!

Giggi said...

I remember the doctor telling me once they either get sick when they're little, or they will when they start school. I guess its how we build our immune systems up. So maybe your getting yours out of the way! I'm so glad to hear Jack is well, and hope Hayley feels better quickly! You're a great example for all of us to put our focus back on the Lord. It reminds me of the book The Hidden Power of Praise. He definitely blesses us even when we mean to be giving Him the glory. Love ya, Kathy