Tuesday, June 10, 2008

You can call me a crazy sick Mama!

Here's Isaiah trying hard to catch his first fish, no luck yet!

Ezekiel is having the time of his life fishing, but no fish this time!

Lukie on his first horsey ride, thank Natalie for holding me I had so much fun!
This is so easy I can do it with my eye's shut!

No hands, no problem, just a lot of fun!

Here I type from our new portable PC in my bed, yep I said in my bed. I started to feel a bit sick last Friday night, by Saturday morning I knew I was sick but didn't realize how bad I was until we had taken off for Camp Prime Time. I knew in my heart I couldn't disappoint Isaiah and Ezekiel, they wanted to go fishing so bad and ride on the horses, to say no just wouldn't do. It ended up just being Natalie, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Luke and myself that went. Gordy wasn't feeling that great and Amy had made some other plans, so I knew it would be easier to leave Lily home with them and boy am I glad I did.

We left that morning with excited boys, Natalie drove the entire 2 1/2 hours to get there and I rested, while helping Luke with his coughing and feedings. I left with a heavy heart, not only because I knew I wasn't feeling well but also knowing that Daniel was moving out that day. Yep, I said Daniel moved out, this is not the first time he's done this but it seems a bit more final this time. I know that he is ready for this and I am to, it's just hard to say good bye, I so enjoy his company and having him around the home. He moved down to Chehalis into a home with a few friends. It is real close to the job that he just took, he began working for web design business down there last week and looks to have some wonderful opportunities coming his way if all goes according to plan. I'm so thankful that God has given me this amazing Godly man for my son and am praying that God will continue to guide him and direct each steps he takes.

That said, let me get back to Saturday, we got up to the camp at lunch time, had a delicious lunch and moved into our little cabin. The cabin had electricity but the only source of heat was a small black stove that had to a fire built in it to have heat. Natalie and I tried a few times unsuccessfully to get a fire going, it was not until evening that someone finally came to get a good fire going for us. Natalie took the boys out to the lake to go fishing, though they did not catch anything, they had a blast trying. When they got back I took Luke and the boys for a walk it was so beautiful up there. After getting back from the walk the med's I had taken earlier had worn off and I began to get the fever again with horrible shakes. I laid on the bed for a few hours and took a nap and then woke up feeling a little tiny bit better so went to dinner. After dinner I knew I wouldn't be able to handle the sing along around the fire so I went back to bed while Natalie took the boys to the camp fire. Thank the Lord for Natalie!

That night was one of the longest nights of my life! Luke was struggling most of the night with horrible congestions and I was sicker than a dog. By morning I was barely able to stand in the shower from being so weak, but I made it through we packed up and went over to the Indian Creek Corral for Horse rides. The boys had a blast and even Luke had fun for a few minutes on the horsey. Natalie once again drove home,but now I was no longer able to even turn around to help with Luke so she had to stop on numerous times to help him out. When we got home I went straight to bed and have been there ever since. I've tried to get up on numerous occasions but am still to weak. Sitting up typing this blog has been the longest I've sat up in day and it's only been about 20 minutes.

Am I sorry I went? No, not really I'm sorry I was so sick, I'm sorry that Gordy was not able to go, I'm sorry I had to put so much on Natalie, but I'm not sorry for the boys they had the time of their lives and that made it all worth while. So what do you think am I a crazy Mama?

Love in Christ,
Luke's Mommy Suzi


annie said...

Oh Suzi!!!! I'm so sorry you were (& are) sick. It is really hard to be away from home when you feel that bad especially. Thank goodness you had Natalie. I'm praying you feel well very soon.

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures! You are great to do this for the kids. You do so much. Have you ever thought of just going somewhere all by yourself to just be? You always have so much on your plate, and you go, go, go, for everyone. Take some time for yourself lady!
Cindy. :)

dr_bristow said...

I think the looks on the boys' faces probably made it all worth it! I'm so sorry to hear you're so sick, and am praying for your speedy recovery! God bless!

www.prayingforparker.com said...

I wanted to thank you for the books. :) They are amazing.....especially mine.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Most of us are crazy mamas! :) I think you take the prize... but I know they will remember it always. I am praying you are better quick. Praying for all of you.

I know you are blessed by Natalie... as I am Mandi. What would we do without our girls? LOL

we are headed to the beach for a week.... I sorta feel guilty with Mom just dying. :( My children really want me to go. Last year when we went both of my parents were alive. So weird. Thank you for praying for me....

Do not have a computer at the beach. Will check in when I get back.

Our love,
Your Ga. friends,

Kehau and Brandon said...

Yes you are a crazy mom! :) But a very wonderful, loving, entirely selfless mother. I'm happy that your boys had fun though! I'm praying that you get well!...and that Luke continues to do better and gets rid of his congestion!


Anonymous said...

Hi Suzi!
Are you guys feeling better yet?

dr_bristow said...

Just stopping in to say hi and let you know I'm thinking of you and praying for you all.

dr_bristow said...

Dear Sue,
The pastor at my church is currently preaching a sermon series on prayer...last night at church the sermon was "Praying for Miracles". The pastor shared how we should ask God for great things and pray for miracles because it gives God an opportunity to be glorified...and he shared a story of how he had witnessed a miracle, where a man with one arm that was shorter than the other was healed, right before his eyes...and I just thought, if God can do that, he can heal Luke! It is easy for him! Praying and believing for Luke's miracle,