Deuteronomy 4:35

You have been shown these things that you might know the Lord is God besides him there is no other.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Flu

I have the flu.  I haven't been up off the couch much in the last two days.  In fact, at 1:00 AM I woke Daddy to sleep with our precious treasure the rest of the night because I was coughing so loudly I didn't want to wake her.  She has done amazingly well with momma at less than peak performance though she was really ticked off that I was home this morning and not taking her to feeding therapy.  I should always be about her after all.  If I wasn't home (which I generally am not on Thursday because I am teaching my great class of kids when I am not sick as a dog), she would have been happy to go with daddy and wouldn't have had near the attitude that she did throughout the session.  Sweet her life about to change when our Anna Mei arrives.  It makes me smile to think about it and leaves me praying that I NEVER get this sick when I have two littles to care for.  Daddy has picked up the slack today though and it has been a life saver.  I have had this bug since Monday and have managed to carry on relatively well until yesterday afternoon and today.  I even mustered a short trip to the park yesterday morning because it was so nice outside.  I felt lousy, but Jillian loved playing in the unseasonably warm weather.  I am praying the bug stops with me because my oldest has about a bazillion things to do in the coming weeks with 17 plus bball games including a Saturday tourney, a Bible quiz tournament in Wisconsin, and so many other things it makes my aching head spin.  As for the littlest, this flu bug would be a HUGE disaster to her system.  I am hoping all stay well as I work up enough strength to disinfect with my cleaners this evening. 

My biggest prayer request is that our LOC come soon! I am praying that it will arrive on Anna Mei's birthday (January 16)  and I am believing that God will bring that piece of paper here before the shutdown for Chinese New Year!  He is able and He has a plan!


  1. I hope that bug leaves ASAP and doesn't spread. Besides, I heard that tomorrow is supposed to be 58 degrees! Sounds like a park day to me!

  2. Which orphanage you are adopting from?

    1. Xuchang City SWI in Henan province is where our Anna Mei is waiting. Our Jillian is from Weinan City in Shaanxi province. We brought her home in April of 2011. Do you know anything about Xuchang SWI? The agency gets very few referrals from there. Thanks for asking!