Thursday, February 12, 2009

Just Remember You're Not In This Alone.

I know it is probably irritating to read all the crap about me being sick, but hey~it is my journal too and I want to remember the good along with the bad.So I put it all down.



You know how sometimes people step up and seem to be there right when you need them? I have felt that way this past week. My prayers being answered right before my eyes.
My sweet friend Atalie has offered time and time again to take the kids for me. She now picks Bailey up everyday for preschool so I don't have to drive. The sweetest things she does? She tells me every time she sees me "just remember, you're not in this alone!" Today when I phoned her to let her know Bailey didn't need a ride today she said those words again and I knew it was true!
The past few days have been ugly. I have some kind of virus and it is not good. On Tuesday Kiran and another sister from the ward brought over dinner and Kiran let me know she was taking the kids the next day.Kiran came and picked up Grace and Ethan at 8 am.Can you say HUGE blessing? When she got here I knew I was in trouble. Fever. Chills. uncontrollable vomiting again. Ugh. So Bailey was sick so she stayed in bed with me and we went back to sleep. I slept until 11:45 when she brought them back. Ethan was so tired I put him to bed for a nap and the girls crawled into bed with me to watch cartoons. They didn't make a peep and I was able to sleep until my older ones got home from school. I stayed in bed the whole day and most of Thurs too.
By 4:30 today I checked my weight and key tones and had lost another 2 lbs and my key tones were +80. Not good. I knew if I got up I wouldn't stop puking so I lay on the couch worried. Tony had been at work since 4 am and the older ones were complaining that there was no food to cook.I knew I was on the edge and couldn't cook.Then the phone rang and it was a sweet sister from the ward. She just wanted to let me know she was bringing dinner by and would it be OK if she were here in a half hour.
Now I'm crying like a baby as I am writing this cause this past week people have been so kind. Doing laundry, meals, helping with the kids. And I didn't have to ask. In fact I didn't tell anyone what a hard time I was having. They just showed up. Umm can you say prayer works?
So Atalie, I would have to say I agree, I am not in this alone! Thanks to people like you and my Heavenly Father.
And for everyone who has done so much Thank you, Thank you!

9 comments:

Cheffie-Mom said...

It sounds like you and Atalie are blessed to have each other. Blessings to you and your family.

RhondaLue said...

IM SO HAPPY that you're getting this help when you DESPERATELY need it. I think I'd be on the edge of insanity if I were as sick as you've been for this long. I'm not sure how you've managed up till now but lemme just say YOU'RE MY HERO!!!!!!!!!!!

The Northwest Bunch said...

I was in tears reading your entry. You have a great support system. I believe sometimes are trials are to teach others compassion. We never realize the gifts we have given others by allowing them to be selfless in service. You are a true hero to all women. You will come out on top Lauri, you always do!!! Hang in there, I wish I could do more for you. Lots of love.

Shelli said...

I am so glad to hear that you are being taken care of. Isn't amazing when you experience true, Christ-like service? It fills your heart with love and makes you determined to be the one to give next time, when you're up to it. I'm so happy that you are surrounded by people who listen to the Spirit and are willing to be angels when Heavenly Father needs them too.

kristifritzel said...

You had me in tears too. I am so glad those sisters listened and brought you the help you need.

DANI KYNASTON said...

I am so glad that your friends are taking good care of you. All of our prayers are being answered. Hang in there. We love you and will keep praying for your angels.

Juli said...

I am so glad that so many have helped you!You are so strong. I love you, Lauri. We will continue to pray for both of you.

Kricket said...

I am so glad to hear you are getting some help. Sounds like you've got a great ward now! I don't know how you're doing this without committing hari kari but I admire you. I couldn't do it. I am so happy you are getting the help you need. You're so loved, how could you ever feel alone?

The Van Dam Clan said...

If there was ever a time I didn't feel more deserving! I seldom find time to get on the computer, but always try to check in on you through your blog. You're doing it! I'm so proud of all you're doing! I know you're used to running a lot faster, but I'm impressed that you are still running! You, my friend, are an example to us all! I'm always here.