Tuesday, October 2, 2007

God's Plan- Revised

Well, apparently we are in for the long haul. The stomach bug has claimed another victim- T.G. I now have Ta and T.G. who can't keep anything down, and I feel nauseous myself.

Poor Ta, after getting another bath this afternoon because he vomited all over the kitchen floor (again!) said to me, "Me need medicine for my mouth. No more throw up. Me not like it."

Have you ever seen your heart crumble right in front of your eyes? I did after hearing that comment. I can't give him anything for I fear it would only make him vomit more. And poor T.G.! She doesn't know what's happening, and unfortunately I can't predict when it will happen, either. She got me, the playroom floor, and the hall floor all before I realized she was actually vomiting and not just "spitting up". Duh!

James 1:2, "Count it all joy. . ."

Thank you, Lord, for allowing me to learn kindness and compassion as I watch them suffer.

God's Plan

"Commit your works to the LORD, and your thoughts shall be established." ~ Proverbs 16:3 NKJV


My plan for last night and today:

Put the kids to bed at 9PM and work on the slides for my presentation Wednesday.
Go to bed around 10 or so and get a full night’s sleep.
Wake at 6:30AM
Drop off Th at preschool at 9
Go to a friend’s house with Ta and T.G. to make a craft to bring to the nursing home next week
Come home and work on Thank-You cards and make lunch
Eat lunch and head to church for Bible Study
Come home and put the kids down for a nap
While everyone is napping, finish my other Bible study lesson and finish up my presentation

God’s plan for last night and today:

Put the boys to bed at 9PM
Nurse T.G. and put her in her crib to go to sleep at 9:30
9:45 Ta woke crying with vomit EVERYWHERE in his bed
I give him a bath while TJ changes the sheets, deodorizes his room, and disinfects his mattress and pillow covers
Get him settled in bed at 10:15 and go get T.G. who has been screaming in her crib since I laid her down
10:45 put T.G. down for good and head downstairs to work on my presentation
11:00 Ta wakes crying again and a repeat of above (including the bath!)
11:15 decide to put Ta on our floor in our room since we don’t have anymore clean sets of twin sheets and we don’t want him to wake Th.
Up every hour or so because Ta is vomiting (no sound sleeping tonight!)
Wake at 6 when TJ’s alarm goes off
Wake for good at 6:30 when Ta vomits again
Change his pajamas and go downstairs so he can eat a cracker
Change his pj’s again while TJ cleans up the kitchen floor (Ta never ate the cracker- he drank a small amount of Gatorade and it upset his belly)
Cancel all my scheduled outings for today


As you can see, God and I had very different views of how the last 15 hours of my life would go. I am trying to remember that all things work together for good for those who love Him (Romans 8:28) and that I will be able to accomplish what needs to be done in His timing. Right now both kids are sleeping (Th is at preschool) and I was able to finish my presentation. I am going to begin working on those Thank-You cards, as well as finish folding some laundry and making lunch for TJ and Th. Please just pray no one else gets sick (especially me- I have my presentation tomorrow!) and that Ta doesn’t vomit anymore today. I have such a weak stomach and I get sick at the sight/smell of vomit (which is why TJ has had to do all the cleaning, changing, etc). I almost lost my stomach when Ta got sick in the kitchen this morning because it literally was at my feet.