Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My Plan B, God's Plan A

I heard once that God doesn't have a Plan B.

That comforts me.

Especially today as I had planned to mop the floor, do the laundry and clean the bathrooms. And take the boys to Chick Fil A for lunch and to play.

But at 2:45am, Kolby cried after throwing up. Fortunately for me, Levi had gotten up just a few minutes earlier and I had brought him to our bed to nurse him.

Drew dealt with the chunks. And very well I might add. He helped Kolby and then started the wash. Right as he climbed back into bed, I put Levi back in his own bed. And we both tried to settle back to sleep.

A weird noise made Drew fly out of bed and run to Kolby. I had thought it was Levi. Once again, Drew started the wash and changed the sheets. This time I gave Kolby a bath and settled him back to bed.

We got back in bed and started to dose again. Levi cried out. We listened to him for a few minutes and he settled himself back to sleep. (That is so not normal. I need to start letting him settle himself.)

Starting to dose again, Levi started up again. It had really been about an hour. I decided to nurse him again.

And then Kolby cried out again. This time, Drew got there in time to hold the bowl for him. Less clean up. He climbed back into bed. Levi finished but was wide awake. I tried putting him back to bed. It was only5:45.

He yelled on and off until 6:30 when I decided to call it a morning.

Kolby slept until 8.

The floor may not get mopped, we aren't gong to Chick Fil A, instead the tv will be on all day, I'll be wearing a pony tail, t-shirt and running shorts. Although, I don't plan on running. Unless it's to the toilet.

We'll do extra cuddling. Hopefully I can sneak in laundry loads. We're scheduled to go on a trip Saturday morning.

Pray for our family. Pray that the rest of us don't get sick and that I can get us packed and the house in order.

It's funny because at the end of last week, I decided I should pray four our family's health. In light of our trip and all. My kid rarely get sick but I felt it pressed upon me to pray anyway. I did. But I guess the answer was no. I wonder what he wants me learn from this?

Lord, help me to see what you want me to see. Help me to be patient and kind. And Lord, please let the kids only throw up when Drew is home. It just totally grosses me out.


  1. ugh. sounds like an absolutely awful night. will be praying for you today, especially that no one else gets what kolby has!!

  2. Praying for you girl. Wow, no sleep and messy throw up..makes for a long day!

  3. It certainly seems my kids only get sick when we have plans to travel. This past Feb. was the first time my kids have vomitted since they were babies and all 6 of us were sick and better in 24 hours. I whole heartidly understand your prayer to let Drew be home, it totally grosses me out as well! I am not the motherly type in that situation, I end up gagging along with them! Praying for your family to have this come and go before you need to go on Saturday.

  4. Praying for you and your sweet family. What a rough day. I am the same way when it comes to that stuff...I can't even say the word without getting nauseas! Hope you have a safe and sick free trip.

  5. oh, oh, oh, we all feel you. all of it!


  6. oh no! i am feeling sick for y'all. hang in there! and know i just prayed for all the fam's health too.

  7. Praying - Lord, please we want them to be able to enjoy this trip! More than they are so looking forward to it! But...,Your will be done!


  8. Oh man! What a night! I am so sorry. I definitely struggle with vomit - blood I can handle just fine. But the contents of a stomach.... not so much.

    I am praying that your Saturday plans are a go and that today is a day of complete recovery!



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