singing we go along life’s road

I took Sarah to the doctors this morning and she has exactly what Seth and David had.  It’s this weird cold that fills their heads up with mucus, I know that sounds gross but honestly….when I gave David mucus relief pills it would run out his eyes and nose!  Sarah has pink eye from it.  They are swimming in fluid, it’s so odd.  It’s like the cold from “the bad place”…Evil Cold.  LOL  Sarah had fluid in her ears, one was infected, her left lung had bronchitis, she coughs like a bad muffler (?), pink eye, and sinus infection..her nose does not run, it goes right down the back of her throat.

I went to Target to get her meds and cans and cans of chicken soup and Ramen noodles.  I never buy those ramen noodles anymore because they are basically empty calories but you would have thought I bought home shrimp and steak the way six of my kids immediately made themselves a pot of noodles after school.  Makes me kinda wonder why I slave in the kitchen…….(not really)…I want my kids to eat healthy, and we do…but Dr. said lots of chicken noodle soup so that’s what they’re getting.  Along with decongestant, antibiotics (for those that need them), saline spray up the nose (each with their own labelled bottle).  Lysol, etc, bleach, fumigator.

When we got home she fell asleep in my bed.  I had to wake her up an hour later to go get Jacob and Ethan.  Seth had a “thing” at school today at 2.  I wrote a note telling the teacher I couldn’t go but when Seth realized it he said with big troubled eyes, “You have to go!”  So I ripped up the note and I got Jacob from school early (his last class didn’t matter) so he could watch Sick Sister Sarah.  Ethan is sick so I picked him up early along with Jacob.

I’m so glad I didn’t miss Seth’s event.  The parents had to wait by the main entrance and their child came to them with flowers saying, “thank you for coming”.  So Seth did that, it melted my heart, he was so proud and wasn’t sure if he should hold my hand or not.  He wanted to, I know, but was a little shy about holding Mom’s hand in front of his friends.  He sat me down at a placemat that he made himself and we filled out our food requests for a snack.  Did we want fruit?  yes.  Did we want cheese?  yes.  Did we want pretzels?  yes.  Did we want Summer Juice?  “What’s summer juice? I asked….”it’s lemonade”.  Yes.

The children were all called forward to receive a Kindergarten Certificate and their memory books.  Then, the children served their parent(s)  the snacks.  After we ate, the kids sang us a song.

I had the great joy to sit with a friend who is going through the same thing as I am:  a child graduating from 12th grade, and a child ending Kindergarten in the same year.  In fact, this woman’s daughter was Jacob’s prom date last year.  She’s so friendly and kind, too bad I found out today that she is moving away.  But it was fun to chat with her.  It was all special and I felt sad to think I almost missed out and caused Seth such a let-down, can you imagine him with no one?  thank you Lord.  And thank you to the boys for watching Sarah.

I was back home after an hour.  Sarah was in my bed again, sleeping.  She’s still sleeping as I type.  Seth is outside the window riding his scooter, Grace is still at school, Jacob and Ethan are sleeping, and I don’t know what Caleb and David are doing but I have to take them to the fields soon for Little League games.  (Dave has been on antibiotics for a week so he’s perking up).

Anyway, Grace and I sang a duet last week at our piano and we recorded it for our FB friends, I thought I would post it here, too, so my bloggy friends can watch, and my parents, too.

“It is easier to sing your worries away than to reason them away.  Why not sing in the morning?  Think of the birds–they are the first to sing each day, and they have fewer worries than anything else in creation.  And don’t forget to sing in the evening, which is what the robins do when they have finished their daily work.  Once they have flown their last flight of the day and gathered the last bit of food, they find a treetop from which to sing a song of praise!”

“Oh that we might sing morning and evening, offering up song after song of continual praise throughout our day!” 

(quote from page 182 of Streams)


PS, Grace just got home from school and is making herself Ramen noodles.

6 thoughts on “singing we go along life’s road

  1. Awwww… 🙂 Sweet duet! Your voices blend together perfectly. I really enjoyed hearing it.

    Sorry to hear that your family has been sick. Hope your crew is on the mend and feeling better soon!

  2. I had to laugh about the noodles. Same thing happens here. Anna and Abbey love them. Thomas and Nick don’t like them though. I often wonder why I out so much effort into meal planning, but then they tell me I’ve made heir favorite – and I remember the feeling as a young girl and know that my home cooked meals are memories for them. And me. 😊

  3. Awww….beautiful duet. Thank you!
    Sorry to hear the cold is such a nasty one. Isn’t it funny how you can spend ages cooking a beautiful nutritious and delicious meal and the kids can get more excited by noodles or sausages! 🙂 Yes, high carbs like noodles and high calorie fats and protein in meat broth are good for kids when they are sick, hey. I like it too. 🙂 A sick family can get very expensive with all the meds and separate saline sprays and doctors’ visits.
    Melts your heart when the kids are so excited and happy for you to attend an event. I’m so glad you were able to make it to Seth’s Kindy thing.
    Hope all are better soon. 🙂

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