The flu hit a kid at daycare last Monday. Then took out our daycare provider on Wednesday and Thursday. We thought we were in the clear until I woke up at 4:15am on Sunday. Cue the doomsday music and a trip to the bathroom every 45 minutes (yes, that often.) So I spent my Mother’s Day completely away from my baby, in the hopes that I wouldn’t spread it to him. It was horrible, y’all. I mean, H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E. I would have rather been in labor because at least I knew when that hell was going to end. But this? This was one of those, “Why have you abandoned me, My God?!?”
I normally pride myself on being a fairly independent person. I love my husband and need him in my life, but…sometimes he doesn’t know how to load the dishwasher the correct way. However, there’s nothing like the flu and your need for 7-Up and crackers to break your need to do it on your own and send your hubs a zillion text messages identifying the next food or beverage you hope you will actually stay down this time.
But I’m so freakin’ sick of being sick! I’m seriously the most sickly person I know. How did I get the flu, but my kid, who went to the daycare all week, not get it?! (knock on wood) So now I’m just praying and waitin’ on some Bible verses to come true:
- Jeremiah 33:6 “Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and let them enjoy abundant peace and security.”
- Proverbs 3:7-8 “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.”
- Exodus 15:26 “He said, ‘If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I Am the Lord, who heals you.’”
Lord, consider me a most obedient child. And help me to stop being so freakin’ sick! Amen.
(P.S. I’m also accepting all pity prayers any of my readers want to make on my behalf as well.)