Friday, March 6, 2009

Playing Catch Up and Prayer Requests

Hello bloggyland! Hope all is well. We have been fighting a horrible tummy flu here at our house. First, the babies had it, then me, and Hugh has been struggling through for the last three days. And I woke up from a nice nap today feeling achy and prickly. So, I'm afraid it's coming back around. Yuck! As, soon as I felt better this last week, I striped the kid's beds, washed their mattresses on both sides, cleaned in between the slats of the crib, wiped down the baseboards and furniture, and vacuumed. I still need to bleach their toys, and get our room done, so maybe Hugh and I can shake this bug for good.

On the up side, we've had the most glorious Spring weather for the last two days. Please Dear Lord let it stay! Where we live we typically get snow through early May. I'm ready for Spring. I'm ready to get out of this house. I missed teaching Master's Club for two weeks and had a very warm welcome when I returned this week. My class is precious. We started with a special snack time this week before we started our weekly session. And I came in to smiles and hugs. I told them how much I missed them, and they said, "We missed you more." I could have cried. It was so sweet. I have a really great story to tell about my class and what all we talked about and learned this week, but I'll save that for a separate post. But, praise God, He is moving in those little lives and I'm just blessed that I get to be a part of it.

I have two families that are on my heart right now. One is the Murrow family here in town, who recently have been visiting our church. They are a family of five, with a new 3 month old. I've invited the mom to our play group, but she's been unable to come so far, due to the fact that they only own one car. I've even offered to pick her up if she'd like, but it just hasn't worked out so far, with sickness and all. Speaking of which, her 3 month old infant son is in Akron Children's hospital right now with severe respiratory problems. They are staying at the Ronald McDonald House there to be close by, because it is very serious and doesn't look good right now. There is also another family from here with a nine month old at Akron Children's hospital. Their son, who has Downs, is also fighting horrible respiratory and RSV problems, right now. Their son's name is Shawn. My heart goes out to these two families. I wanted to share their stories with you, because they are on my heart and I'm lifting them up in prayer at this time. Won't you join me. I know you don't know them, but they need all the prayer they can get right now. And I know our Lord can work miracles in all their lives. So, I'm asking the faithful to pray. It would mean so much.

I don't even know if I have many readers out there any more, because I haven't been posting as often as I used to. But, if you happen upon this post, I don't believe it's by chance. I believe it's because the Lord brought you here, so you could read this post and hopefully stop for a moment right where you are, to lift these two families up. ~Thank you so much friends! I hope we can visit real soon. For now, I'm off to bed. ~Blessings!

6 comments:

Susan said...

We may know know these two families and precious children but The Lord does. I will join you in prayer.
Susan

CrazyCarellis said...

I just prayed for your friends. I'm sorry that they are going through such a difficult and dark period. We know people at church who just lost their little one. He wasn't even 1 year old. It just breaks my heart!

I hope your family all get to feeling better soon! The circulating sickness is never any fun. I pray that this may be the end of this illness in your home.

Winging It said...

I said prayers, too & I will throughout the day, Tiff!

Sorry to hear you have all been so sick, but glad to know you are on the mend!

Pearl said...

So sorry to hear that y'all have not been well... I hope 'n pray that everyone is doing much better now...

Sad news about your friends... of course I'll send up prayers... the Ronald McDonald House is a great organization... we have stayed there many times over the years as our youngest has been in and out of the hospital... It's a great group of people and a worthy charity to support... May God put His healing hands on those families...

Hope your week is wonderful... Spring is almost here!
God bless...

~hugs 'n prayers~

Pearl

luvmy4sons said...

Love your new look! So spring like! Good to hear from you. Joinging you in prayer.

Christy said...

I will pray for those families and yours as well. We have been circulating a fever virus, strep and now an upset stomach bug here...

I am thankful it is almost spring and with spring usually comes some relief from sickness!!