Natalie is sick today (we canceled Saturday's party), and she said to me: "I don't want you to take care of me, I want the doctor to take care of me." Naomi is also apparently fighting something -- I noticed that one of her lymph glands is swollen. Neither of them were sick enough for the doctor to want to see them today when I called this morning...

Both girls are just ill enough to be clingy and sleepy. In Natalie's case, she's not sick enough for me to go into crisis mode (I'm good at crisis mode) but feeling crummy enough to be whiny and difficult when I ask her to do something she doesn't want to (ie drink the yucky tea I made her). I'm not so good at dealing with this mode, plus I'm very sad about canceling Natalie's birthday party. Fortunately, she doesn't seem to sad about the fated festivities.

Today was saved from being a total bust by the timely and loving interventions of Sarah and then Bret. Sarah brought a balloon for Natalie (thanks, Hattie!), plus flowers, a Frappuccino, and cupcakes in addition to the Tylenol and juice we needed. I call Sarah my angel who bringeth liquid grace. Then Bret came home early, which made for a drastic difference in Natalie's behavior. Ever since he arrived, she's been quiet and compliant, and I've gotten to focus on caring for Naomi and picking up the pieces of tomorrow's party...

Though I'm sad and disappointed, I'm hopeful and full of faith that God is leading us through this. Who knows what tomorrow would have brought if our plans hadn't been redirected by God's hand.

Andrea, Friday 15 January 2010 at 8:11 pm No comments
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