Saturday, October 18, 2008

I knew we wouldn't be able to keep Lilah from getting sick forever...I just thought we might be able to make it a little longer than a month.  When Garrett came down with the sniffles last week, I was still optimistic.  We took all kinds of precautions, but when he started to look like a poster child for "virus" and I could practically see the germs floating in the air, I knew I was kidding myself.  Sure enough, she's sick:( So far, so good though-she's smiling, eating, and not running a fever.  It's always terrible to have a sick child, but Lilah's condition ups the ante quite a bit.  I'm a nervous wreck, of course, because a little cold is how it all started.  But, her doctor tells me that he thinks she's much stronger now than she was before her last cold and he thinks she'll be fine (but he wants to see us again tomorrow, a Sunday, anyway).  To add to my ulcer, she's lost weight again....ahhh! It really is one hurdle after another.  But, I remind myself that that is life, that God is good, and He is constant and faithful.  And then I go take a nap.

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit"
Romans 15:13


Jessica said...

thanks for the photo of Lilah! She is so sweet! I love the 'costume' photo of Garrett - how hilarious! I hope Lilah gets over her cold really soon!!!!

Anonymous said...

how sweet she looks and is! I love the picture. Emily told me this morning she had a cold again and I can't imagine what that stirs up in you...may the Lord protect you from your fears and sustain you all...and keep taking those naps!!!

Ashley said...

I hate the scale at the doctors! How can one thing drive our lives so much? I know that is so frustrating, as we have had ( and continue to have) some weight gains issues with our own little girl. I hope and pray you will be delighted with the next number you see!

Johnson Party of seven! said...

I remember the first cold Hutton got after we finally got home from the hospital. VERY stressful... but she made it through with no issues and has a few sniffles since then. Hang in there- we will be praying for Lilah.
Jill Johnson

Elizabeth Myatt said...

"Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love." Lamentations 3:32

Hang in there...missing you deeply-

Stefanie said...

She is so cute! Love the smile! I think I am in love with Lilah! Hopefully we can get together soon!
Love you all!

J. K. Jones said...

Still praying for you all in West Tennessee.


David Burch said...

we pray for sweet Lilah every day