Thursday, February 16, 2012

We're All in the Same Boat

   I figure, if this is a blog about my family life, occassionally, the "beauty" aspect of it has to be disguised with a teensy bit of ugliness. Because even in the ugliest of ugliness, there is beauty if you look close enough.

  We just got through the worst of a stomach bug, and it may not be over yet so I hear, but for now there are lots of grateful smiling people to be getting a break from the mess, mommy most of all. I promise no gory details, but I had to share a few photos. Come now, be brave. I did promise no gory details right? Trust me.

  After I slept in the playroom with 5 year old boy mainly because as much as his daddy and I repeated instructions about "How to vomit properly" he still didn't pick up on it. Ok, I promise that is the only time I will use the word "vomit", well almost the only time. I did have to use it just then. Anyway, so I came down the stairs and the first thing I saw was this.

Then this.

Then I got a full report from Princess who helped me ALL day as she somehow managed to avoid getting sick altogether. She flitted and floated here and there taking over the household. Because of my oldest son's diabetes, when he gets sick especially this kind, he requires constant surveillance. He also happens to have the most sensitive stomach and when he gets a stomach bug it hits him HARD. Every time I went up the stairs to check on him, test his blood sugar, or bring him water or whatever, I felt more and more sick myself, and would sit on the boys bed for a minute and just rest my head in my hands. I opened my eyes to see this book on the floor right in front of me.
We're All in the Same Boat

Hilarious right?  God has a sense of humor. Except this was nooooo cruiseship.

Someone once told me that children are too young to understand the concept of Redemptive Suffering. Well, I disagree. After Princess watched her suffering siblings and parents all day she made everyone this card.

Now, you all are just going to have to expect a religious analogy out of this. I just can't help myself. Call it a weird addiction. When you are part of a family, you have to go through "good times and bad" together. When one person suffers we all suffer. So it is in the Church. Your sufferings, your baggage, even your sin, is not just yours. In the same token, your joys, your gifts, your blessings are all a part of the Body of Christ.

We are all in the same boat.

I just have one question.

Where the heck is MY sign?!

1 comment :

  1. I'm glad you are feeling better. I hope it stays that way.

    AMDG, Janet