This weekend one of our former kiddos was in the hospital for surgery, and asked us to visit. That was our first experience of that, and I wondered how we would have managed if one of the kids here needed emergency surgery. We spent five hours doing the hospital visit, and it was a strange thing to feel such attachment to a kiddo we haven’t seen in a while, but also see them older and in their new life now.
The end result, of course, was for 4 to pray for me and Nathan not to die, and to please help the table and chairs to stop coughing.
Here is a picture of Nathan during our evening family scripture study:
And one of my new favorite pictures that you can’t entirely see right now, here is Nathan trying to put the baby to sleep during Sunday school:
After church, we played food storage Chopped for the first time since mom died. Nathan picked pork, potatoes, pomegranates, onion soup, and beans. I had to turn it into lunch. I grilled the pork chop in onion soup, and made a pomegranate chutney. I added onion soup to the green beans, and made another bean casserole with potatoes and onion soup and pomegranate sauce. It didn’t turn out to be one pretty for the pictures, but it was yummy and the kids ate it up!
The best news is that after five weeks of passing the flu back and forth, we think (hope) that maybe everyone is actually better. Maybe.
Just in time: tomorrow is a birthday for one of our kids, and the week will be busy to get our work finished before the holidays.
But then, THEN, Nathan’s sister is coming to town and we are so excited.
For because no matter how hard this year has been, we have a lot to be thankful for… And it’s time to get our gratitude on.