When you've been sick in bed for a week and a half and your hubby works 12 hour days:Your kitchen turns into a disaster and looks like a tornado hit it. Actually, this was only about day 3 and it did get A LOT worse, but I wasn't willing to share more than this :)
I am finally on the mend after several days (about 10) of fever, aches (both head and body), chills, neusea, dizzyness (OH the dizzyness!), nearly falling several times, a trip to the ER, lots of medications, prescriptions, fluid, etc and etc. and a diagnosis of vertigo (Horrible-if you've ever had this, I feel so so sorry for you. Really). It does run in my family, but I had never experienced it and I hope I never have to again.
I just wanted to write this post to remember how incredibly wonderful my husband, as well as my "family away from home" (my ward) has been. My husband has taken up every household duty there is, as well as working his tushi off at work, as well as helping get kids ready for school in the morning, making lunches, dinners, doing dishes, laundry, and more. He is honestly the greatest and I could not ask for more. I love him more than he could ever know.
And my ward. Wow. They have been incredible! Especially my visiting teachers who have coordinated meals for us, one of them came and cleaned my entire house top to bottom, taken my kids, called me numerous times just to see if I needed anything, and more. Other friends in the ward have brought over little gifts, meals, taken the kids for the day, driven them to appointments/preschool, just called or stopped by to see how I was and if I needed anything, etc. I have never felt such an outpouring of love and kindness for my little family. I truly love the gospel and how service-oriented it is. I have never thought it was a big deal to do things for other people, but when you are on the receiving end, it makes all the difference in the world. I feel so blessed and so grateful for my ward and for the church as a whole. What an amazing thing the gospel is and that it is the same wherever you go. I love it and I am so happy to be a part of it :)
Now...if I can just chug through these next 4 1/2 weeks and get this baby out of me, I think I'll be good!