Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Our home has been a torture chamber for the last week and a half. We've had the flu and it has been terrible! John, Ethan, Tyra and Cedric all got it at the same time, tuesday of last week to be exact, and they're still recovering. It starts with tummy aches then progresses to fevers, chills, body aches and a after a few days, when you think you're getting better, another wave of suffering hits and there's fever, coughing, and a terrible cold to go with it.

Heavenly Father has blessed us though. I didn't get sick until that coming saturday. Who would've taken care of us if we were ALL sick at the same time? I wouldn't dare to have anyone come into our flu infested quarters. John has taken care of all of us the last 4 days now and he has done it in an amazing way. It wore on him at times - one can't blame him. But, he has been so great with keeping order in the house and tending to the needs of ill and recovering people.

People should put signs on their houses, the way they used to do it during scarlet fever epidemics, saying, "FLU. Run! RUUUUNNNN!" I'm into my fifth day now. And had a fever almost all night last night.

Millie has had a fever the last couple days now. We were trying SOOO hard to keep her away from the germs. I just worry about her getting the cough that has come with this virus. We've given her a blessing and are praying for her. I hope she'll be alright. . .

It's that time again - homeschool restructuring. I don't plan these events - they just come. Usually when I'm feeling frustrated or overwhelmed. Why do I feel this way? Because I can tell that our way of homeschooling needs to step up a level - things tend to stagnate. Then I pray, plan, and revise how we're doing things. Some things stay the same. Otherwise, improvements are made and we move forward in a productively better way.

I always seem to fall in love with homeschooling and why we're doing it all over again during such times! I'll never pretend like it's an easy thing - it's not. But it's wonderful.


Emily said...

Man Claud, that really stinks!!! I really hope you guys all feel better soon.

Tif said...

So so sorry to hear that the nasty flu has hit you guys too. Seriously that is the worst sickness I think I have ever had. I completely agree with staying home and posting a sign on the door. Anything from keeping that terrible bug from getting anyone else. Hope you guys feel better soon.

Heather said...

That flu sounds awful. I will keep praying we don't get it. I'm glad you are feeling better. I really hope it doesn't hit Millie as hard.

Chris and Tara said...

Sorry you're sick. Actually by now you might be better. I hope so. GOod luck with the school restructuring.
1 week and 6 days until we get to see each other again :)