Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Memorable Mother's Day...

Happy belated Mother's Day my dear friends!  I hope you all had a lovely day.  I know I said I was going to post about our trip to Ohio, but the past week or so has been crazy busy. Teacher appreciation week was this past week and it kept me very occupied and wore me completely out.  Which probably contributed to my problems on Mother's day.
So, I went to bed on Saturday, after a day of all of us working in the yard and setting up the deck for summer, very tired.... all night long I was awakend by horrible waves of nausea and shortness of breath.  By morning, it was getting worse. Hubby made me call the Dr and we headed in to labor and delivery to get checked out... not a great way to start off Mother's day.  The symptoms seemed to subside while we were at the hospital(of course!) and it was definitely determined it was not preterm labor(Thank God). A bunch of tests later and we were sent home.  While we were gone, the kids had picked up the house, started putting down the new mulch in the flower beds(which hubby then helped them complete), and decorated the family room for me... 

This is what I found... they know I love cows and the family room has recently become home to my cow collection, so they decided to add to it...

Written by Mason...

Apparantly this cow started out as a card drawn by Noah, and they all thought it was hilarious, so they made many more!

And my oldest daughter had stopped by on her way to work to drop off this beautiful picture she painted for me...I LOVE it!!

And my sweet hubby gave me the present he ordered for me... a beautiful bracelet with all the kids names on it(something I have been wanting for a long time)...including Asher's! so there is no way we are changing his name now :) Thank you my Love!!
Everything was wonderful.... except for the fact that within hours of leaving the hospital, my symptoms hit with a vengeance! Full blown nausea followed by throwing up... I couldn't keep anything down for almost 24 hours. It was aweful. By Monday morning I was completely miserable.  I called the Dr again, and they had me come in for IV hydration.  I ended up getting 4 bags of fluid plus Zofran, and then Benedryl. The Benedryl was the best thing ever, because it completely knocked me out and I was able to sleep.  Yesterday, I felt much better, but had to pace myself from doing too much, the virus has really weakened me.  Today is better, but I'm still taking it easy... I have to remember I'm not 20 anymore and I'm I don't bounce back so quickly.   Now I'm just praying no one else in the family gets it.

But it all made for a very memorable Mother's Day and I am very THANKFUL for my wonderful family and how very BLESSED I am.  We often get caught up in the negatives of our lives...responsibilities, unfullfilled dreams, unrealistic expectations, grass is always greener syndrome... But when we take the time to really sit back and look at what we have, the greater picture can be seen... My life may not be totally what I expected or thought it would be, but it is what God has given me and I am eternally grateful for it. My life is good. I have a loving and caring husband, beautiful and awesome children, a roof over our heads, food in our bellies, creative abilities in my mind, and overall good health.  There is no reason not to be happy :)

Have a lovely day!



  1. I'm sorry to hear you are not feeling well. It's tough when you realize your age really does affect you!

    I love all your sweet drawn cows, that is so cute and sweet of your kids! The painting is amazing! What a talented daughter you have!

  2. I'm glad you're doing better and on the mend!

  3. It's nice to stop by and see you again Tiff. So sorry you've been hit with the flu. It seems like when pregnant it is harder to fight off anything. Oh, how I hate the stomach flu. The cows are wonderful though, and so is the bracelet :) Hope you're feeling much better today!

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