Saturday, March 5, 2011

Back in The Saddle

It seems I've been a wee bit absent here lately. The month of January was an adventure for our family to say the least.

The first week or so of 2011 was smooth sailing with homeschooling and other activities until Sweet Pea and I came down with the flu. You know, influenza - the kind that knocks you flat of your back for a few days. After a week of fevers, chills, and upper respiratory symptoms (and a trip to the doctor), we both developed pneumonia. I ended up in the hospital for 5 days, but thanks be to God, hers was not as severe, and she did not have to be hospitalized.

During this whole time, my beloved husband was truly my hero. He waited on us both, hand and foot, along with the normal tasks of taking care of the two healthy children, the new puppy, and doing household stuff.

As my condition deteriorated, we knew he needed some help, so we called my dear parents, who came up from Georgia to lend a hand. I am incredibly thankful for them as well.

My stint in the hospital taught me not to take good health for granted. Never in my life have I experienced the feeling of struggling to breathe. It's scary and not something I want to ever go through again. My heart truly goes out to those with asthma and other such conditions.

I'm so thankful to the Lord that Sweet Pea and I are both recovered and that no one else caught what we had. It took a couple of weeks for us to be back to normal, but everyone is healthy now!

Hoping to be back in a couple of days with a homeschool update.

Have a great weekend!


  1. I'm so sorry that you all were so ill! Yes, we certainly can take good health for granted. PTL you are well and back in the saddle! Looking forward to homeschool updates. :o)

  2. Wow! I had no idea you'd been so sick. Glad you're on the mend now.

  3. Shannon, So sorry you were so sick! Glad you're back in the saddle again. :o) Are you going to the Cincy Convention this year??


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