Emily, Parker, and Maggie
Mia and Jackson had their parties on Thursday, but Mia was the one that was sick. Jackson and I briefly went to his party that morning to give his teachers their gifts and see his friends. That's where I first learned how wide spread this wonderful virus really was. There were 60 out of Mia's school on Thursday with flu, strep, or rotavirus. One of her friends is even in the hospital with it. Luckily, she seems to be a lot better this morning, and no one else is showing symptoms. I'm praying that by Christmas we will all be healthy. In light of recent events, I'm also praising God that I still have all of my children here with me, and I'm able to hold them when they're sick and comfort them as they recover. I don't always think about thanking God when we are down in the trenches of illness, but things could be so much worse than they ever are for us. I thank the Lord for all His grace and mercy for my family that He so bountifully bestows on us every single day.