Monday, March 17, 2008


The list of things I had planned to accomplish looked very different a few days ago when Sunshine was getting over a viral rash that covered her body in red blotches… this was a different rash than the one that looked like scarlet fever but turned out not to be back on the day we had snow. I thought that was the worst of what we had to deal with. I had plans to clean my house from the vents to the baseboards. I had plans to fix simple meals in order to allow for more time to purge and organize. I had plans to continue with the exercises I have started to try to get my body into a healthier shape. I had plans to turn off the TV/radio this week and work in contemplative silence. I had plans to really celebrate and enjoy all of the beauty of this Holy Week. But my plans are not His plans. Shortcake came down with a fever and dry heaves last Thursday and my list changed drastically. Items already and to be accomplished below:

  • 3 visits to the doctor for anything from possible scarlet fever to eczema.
  • make a mountain of ice chips
  • 3 calls to the doctor to find out if the newest alteration in Sunshine’s skin condition is OK
  • clean and sanitize three thermometers while on fever watch (Sunshine, The Professor and myself); repeat
  • entertain the only two who aren’t running fevers until Daddy can come home
  • comfort 1 very sad little girl who wretched so hard she blew up just about every capillary in her face and neck on top of that original viral rash that will now be prolonged due to her current fever according to the doc. She screamed when she saw herself in the mirror and now is afraid to eat anything other than ice chips for fear it will happen again.

Please pray for us.

Signing off for now.


  1. Oh honey, I am SO sorry. We will be attending the noon Mass today and I will offer it for your beautiful family.

    What a week to suffer, though. You're right--our plans are not His plans.

  2. Keeping you and yours in prayer. Being sick stinks, but Our Lord will appreciate you patient sacrifice (well, try anyway). Hope you recover by Easter.

    Two Easters ago we went for four weeks with someone sick. Each weekend a new one fell, including Easter weekend. It stank. I hope you all GET WELL SOON!

  3. Oh, your poor girl! I'm so sorry, Matilda. We've been quite unwell here, too, so I quite empathize! I'll keep you all in prayer.

  4. Oh, Matilda, I am so sorry!

    We've got something going through us here too, but fortunately nothing stomach related. Just fevers and wicked sore throats.

    I will most definitely keep your dear family in my prayers.

    Love, Dawn

  5. So sorry Matilda! We'll keep your family in our prayers.

  6. God bless you and yours!! May you heal quickly and celebrate a joyous Easter. Praying for you...

  7. It is so true that God's plans for us are often different than our own. We are praying for you all as well!! I hope everyone is better SOON! God Bless!

  8. You are having such a hard time, I'm praying you all make a big, strong recovery from all this.


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