Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Kids and Kidney Stones


Please be sure to look at the post following this one. Henry is so very cute!!!


Yesterday I was feeling sickly. I had been up in the night and as I was teaching school I knew that there was a kidney stone among us.

I've had three and would like to never have to go through that pain again. I would much rather go through labor!

I ran to the store and picked up some food items we would need to get through the day, went to church to tell Stephen that I seemed to have a kidney stone and then headed home. I told the kids what was happening and asked them to help de-clutter the living room a bit. I was afraid that if I had to go to the hospital the house would be a mess for whoever was going to have to come watch the kids.

While I was putting a load of laundry in the washer, the boys got my pillow and a blanket and laid them on the couch for me. They also put my favorite "sick time" movie in for us to all watch together. Samuel answered the phone and didn't allow anyone to talk to me. My lunch was fixed for me, water bottles were brought to me to drink and the kids were quiet so that I could rest.

Last night was a busy night, we had two ballgames and an Eagle Scout Ceremony for Lukas to attend. Stephen couldn't be at the ballgames so I had to go. It was the last night of the season so it was a must-go!
I hurt a bit while at Samuel's game, but by the time it was over I was feeling much better.

I haven't felt bad since. The kids didn't know that this morning though. So they brought me breakfast in bed. Thankfully I had no olives or pickles in the house so breakfast was a little more traditional, waffles, toast and oranges. And a card of course.

My children may get on my nerves, and I may get on their nerves. But when I'm feeling down they are right by my side ready to help me get better.

Julie

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

They are great kids. I've got one right now that moves into the track (or whatever you call that thing) and hurts a while and then goes back into the kidney. I also have had 3 or 4 and I can assure you, Sis, they ain't no fun ! I certainly emphasize with you. Sorry you had to inherit that from me !
Y.D.

Kelley said...

Sorry about the kidney stone. I haven't ever had one, but I have heard they are extremely painful. Glad you are feeling better. You have awesome kids.

cindy said...

That is the sweetest thing ever!

Anonymous said...

That was sweet for the kids to do nice things for you. They are growing up fast. Abby's baby is the most adorable little boy!!! I love seeing his pics.
Sherri Williams
Heather Williams Sledge's MOM

Anonymous said...

julie,
I do admire you for homeschooling your children. I teach 19 children 3rd grade. it is not an easy task but is very rewarding. You can't be cautious enough these days to make sure your children are taught properly and the right things. (especially God's love) I know that you do that. Hats off to you!!! Sherri W