My heart, my love, my life

My heart, my love, my life

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sick with the flu--

The flu really is the pits.... I have children coughing and sneezing, running fever and complaining of awful headaches. I have never seen Austin so sick for so long. Only a few of us qualify for the Tamiflu but we are making the best of it. Lots of soup, books and good movie times.... It has been almost 3 weeks since we returned home from Ethiopia. How time flies.... I still can't believe that they are here but it also seems like they never weren't here. Hard to explain but so true. I remember days on end wondering if the day would ever come that we would get to wrap our arms around them, love them and pray with them.... Everyday I get to do that now! How faithful God is!!! Tonight as I tucked my sweet smelling boys in (yes they were both clean:-) ) and I prayed with them- I buried my nose into their necks to drink deeply of the scent of my children. Muluken giggled because it tickled and Austin just said, "awwww mom". I love them to pieces.... Gifte prayed outloud for the first time tonight- all in Amharic but the girls all cheered for her- I wanted to cheer for the girls for being such great encouragers. I called home today to talk to Jared because I got to go to Walmart alone this afternoon- hence the reason I am up at 12:40am- I treated myself to a delicious iced coffee from McDonald's..... Not a real smart idea for someone who can't drink caffine past lunch time. I guess that's what happends when I have alone time :-) Anyway- I called to ask my sweet man a question and Austin said- "dad, it's mommy." Oh, melt my heart. Daddy is always daddy- but mom- is usually Mom.... Except on some occasions, like today.... Precious reminders that children really are a gift from heaven.... I am so grateful to be their "mommy" and their "daddy's" wife!

3 comments:

karen said...

I hope you guys are getting better... we have been praying! I love you gobs=)

Kimmie said...

Somehow I missed this post...hope you guys are feeling better. Drats. Well, I am sure it was good bonding -as you got to take care of all of their needs. Now they know you will.

A blessed *mommy* indeed.

Kimmie
mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

Kimmie said...

Popping in to say Hi. Hope all is well and that you all are back in full swing again.

Begging for another post Krista, pleeezz.

Kimmie
mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted
*expecting from Ethiopia!