Of the six people currently staying in our house, starting Monday evening, four of the six got a severe 24-hr stomach flu. Oh boy, it was an eventful Monday night/Tuesday!
Then Lima Bean decided that she wanted to join in on the fun, so her lunch revisited us yesterday afternoon. Other than that, however, she seemed to be ok.
By God's grace, I was the only one who made it out safely. I think that was God's way of allowing the house to make it through the storm... somebody had to be in charge of providing cokes, gatorade, ginger ale, and saltines to the invalids.
Everyone is feeling much better, and now we don't have to worry about a low-calorie Thanksgiving. :)
But back to thankfulness. Besides a house full of healthy people, I am thankful for technology. This might sound a little crazy, but being able to keep in touch with our family and friends by way of email, Facetime, and the alike is a blessing.
Living far away from our family has been a little more difficult than I expected since Lima Bean came along. There have been times when I just want to go over to one of our parents' houses for dinner or drop Lima Bean off with my mom so I can run some errands baby-free. Although we can't zip over to visit with our families in person, we can hop on Facetime and enjoy some quality time almost in person. It's the next best thing!
Thank you, Lord, for smart people who invent cool things like computers and internet so that others, like the Jones, can benefit!
Lima Bean and Andrew talking to family this past summer.