Ya know.... sometimes you look to your children for encouragement....for strength....for leadership. Ours have given us that and much, much more, especially during the last few weeks.
Elise texted me a couple of days ago so she could add to the blog. Told her I went to Target with Grandma and Karlee and ran into two wonderful women I knew from the Stake. The love and excitement about did my heart in, especially as one of them whispered to her young son, "This is the Lady we've been praying for." And then he was fascinated.
Elise is always on top of things (as are her children, on top of "things"; new ideas, experiments and "what happens if we...?").
And when she hadn't posted to her blog for a few days, I'm thinking, she's taking a well-deserved break or out with their Carlsbad, NM friends they love so much. After all....I really do know that "it isn't all about me!"
Got a call this afternoon from her for her physician father. She has a 105.6 fever. Has for a few days. She didn't want to worry me. Another unselfish action. Last time she had a fever that high it accompanied seizures. She was checked into the University of Virginia Hospital and EKG tested and told not to let her get a fever that high again.
So hear I sit....seven hours away....praying she goes to the hospital.....praying Weston will take a bottle for the first time from someone who loves him.....praying the girls will put their experiments and new ideas on hold until their mom gets better.
Why does the heart get so involved in all the affections of the family? As Brittany would say, "AUGH!!!!!"