Thursday, March 10, 2011

No Ashes Here

I guess we are going to start off Lent with a bang in this house. Michaela has the flu and has been spiking some high temperatures. The flu always makes me nervous because when Michaela was three she developed pneumonia after a bad case of the flu. Even with ibuprofen her temperature hit almost 104 degrees last night. I know kids can get high temperatures but I still get worried when it goes over 103. I called my mother and she offered her Mass and prayers for Michaela last night. During the hour my mom was at Mass, Michaela's temperature dropped to just over 100 degrees. I was SOOO relieved! Needless to say, I haven't really been able to leave the house so my goal of attending Mass as often as possible during  Lent kind of flew out the window when the flu flew in. Such is life!

Thankfully, Michaela seems to be doing a bit better today. She's still sick but seems to have a bit more energy.

I'll never complain about playing again.

16 comments:

  1. Praying for Michaela and you and your family.

    God bless.

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  2. Thank you, Victor. You are in my prayers too.

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  3. Praying for Michaela to get well ASAP!
    I was always nervous when my boys were sick. Could not wait for them to get back to "normal."

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  4. prayers for you and michaela. there seems to be an awful bug going around, not sure if it's the same one as your neck of the woods but a lot of people around here have had it.

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  5. Thank you both for your prayers :)

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  6. Aww dear Mary, sorry for sickness in your family. Glad to of read that Michaela is doing better.

    Dear one I will take and claim what you said below to me on my blog. Thank you for sharing this:

    "You know what's odd? Very often when I visit your site the words "She will conquer" run through my mind. Happens too much to be a coincidence. And I believe it."

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  7. I accompanied my mother to the doctor on Ash Wednesday too, she is better now, but it was a bit of an acute drama, perhaps on some level, fitting of the day. Glad Michaela is on the up!

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  8. No wonder you've been on my mind, Mary!
    Abundant blessings & prayers!
    Sheila

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  9. JBR,
    I'm not sure I can explain this well but these words "She will conquer" come in the form of a title or name. It's very odd - as if this is a "nickname" that the Lord calls you by. I often get a witness in the spirit when these words come to my mind and this particular name only comes to me when I visit your blog or pray for you.

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  10. Pip,
    Thank you, she's doing even better today :) I'm happy to hear your mom is doing better too!

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  11. Sheila,
    Thank you for your prayers! And thank you also for your wonderful blog - I am a frequent visitor there!

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  12. Mary, I know exactly what you mean. I always get worried with high fevers as well. You are a great mom and I'm sure that Jesus was so happy with the love and care you gave to Michaela. Knowing the way that Jesus feels about his own Mother, I'm sure that he's quite please with you!!! Hope all is well.
    Andie

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  13. Andie,
    Thank you for the kind comment :) Michaela is a lot better (much to my relief)!

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  14. Mary that is very touching. I do know what you mean of the leading of the Holy Spirit. You explained it very well. I am touched that He is using you in this powerful way. What a gift Blessings.

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