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!