Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Update and a GREAT idea from a friend

Well, we finally survived our week of ickiness.  Littlest man (aka Chunky-Monkey) showed a glimmer of wellness today.  It has been one very l-o-n-g week!!!  My parents, on the other hand, didn't fare so well.  My mom and dad were both sick all weekend...my mom is still recovering.  *sigh*  Poor babies...even if they are my mommy and daddy.   I wish I could take care of them like they take care of me.  But the last thing they need is for me to bring even more sick germs their way!


So your continued prayers are coveted.  Especially for my parents.


Meanwhile, I've been meaning to post this absolute cool idea from Jennifer.  She wrote this comment regarding my post about Tank's new fabulous world of reading...but it's also great for celebrating littlest man's recovery from what ailed him.


Something we do in our family, that I should probably blog about, is lighting the victory candle. When someone in our family accomplishes something or a blessing happens or we just recover from illness, we light a victory candle, usually at dinner time. We then praise Jesus for allowing the accomplishment and have the person pray and thank Jesus for what they did.


For example, when our son learned to ride a bike, we lit the candle and he said, "Thank you Jesus that I can now ride a bike" and we elaborated and thanked God for the healthy body that works properly and for providing the bike. It's a great way to show excitement for the child, but to give the credit to Jesus.


Isn't she one smart cookie?!  While I forgot about this idea tonight, we will definitely have to light a victory candle tomorrow at lunch!


Janne said...

That IS a great idea!

Hoping your parents feel better soon!

berrymorin said...

You definitely weren't alone. I've been sick for two weeks. Today was my first outing.

momofgirls said...

REALLY like the dea of the victory candle. A great way to get our children to see how blessed they really are.

DandelionSeeds said...

Okay... I'm loving this! You're the greates! Thanks!



KarenW said...

I love that victory candle idea! Thanks for sharing. I hope you are all feeling better soon.

DandelionSeeds said...

I posted a response to you on my blog...


ccpeterson said...

Thank you for sharing this!!!

It seems everyone is sick right now. I've been spending some time catching up reading friend's blogs tonight and so many people are writing about being sick or their kids being sick. Mine both have colds right now too!!! Ick. I hope everyone at your house is well soon.

mycrazylife said...

Marsha,Marsha, Marsha

Ok, I just had to get that out of my system and I promise I'll never say it again!

Glad to hear everyone is feeling better. It is just so awful when the little guys get sick. I'll pray your parents will be feeling better soon as well.

Thanks for posting the info. about the victory candle, what a fabulous idea! Also wonderful are the Chocolate Truffle cakes that are posted on Jens page! Wow those were good!



MyChildrenAndMe said...

Glad to hear things are getting better over that way.

Sorry to hear about your Mom and Dad getting the bug too.

Your in our thought's and prayers

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