Friday, April 23, 2010

Party at the Jones House

We are home. Praise the Lord. The doctor released Curtis yesterday afternoon. My wonderful in-laws arrived early that morning to help with the care of the little ones.

Just as we were settling into bed last night, we heard a weird sound that made me think, "Please, no!" But it was so. Jackson had a stomach virus. Jackson hasn't had one this bad since he was a baby and I was initially sort of frozen. But Cozy leaped into action and was amazing.

I fully expect to come down with this judging by the close contact I had with my boy yesterday and through the night. I'm just praying it comes quickly. I hate that Nana and Pappaw arrived just in time to fellowship in our virus. Hopefully everyone else - especially Curtis - will be spared.

40 comments:

Jade said...

just fyi, i'm 12 weeks pregnant and have been crying a ton....but nothing has made me cry as much as your last post. Seriously. I could not stop blubbering. I'm so glad you guys are home, and while the virus is a major set-back, I hope you can enjoy some time together. Being sick is the pits. Being in the hospital is the pits. But being together....well, praise God for that. I will be praying for you all as you champion forth.

Carrie Beth said...

I was awakened around 2:45 this morning to the sound of my 4 year old shrieking - he was throwing up in his bed! Nothing like that sound - and smell! Fortunately, it was a one and done event. Now I am praying it was something he ate and not a virus that will run through our house.
Prayers for Curtis as he recovers!

Uncanny Colleen said...

Good Grief! I will add that to the postie-note reminding me to pray for you all!

a cup bearer said...

Wifehood. Motherhood. Gotta love it! You'll laugh later. Praying for you, sweet thing.

Just Me said...

Praying for healing and quick recovery over your entire family and we rebuke any and all sickness in Jesus' mighty Name! Amen & Amen!!

Wendy

Taylor said...

Bless your hearts! Goodness, that's no fun, but I'm glad that Curtis got to come home and is feeling better! Now, hopefully, Mr. Jackson will get better and not share his germs with the rest of the fam. Toddlers don't like to share anyways, right?! ha!

Tara G. said...

Oh Amanda, bless your sweet heart! I'm praying against the virus and that you can just rest.

shana said...

when it rains, it pours! so sorry. praying all passes quickly and without any sharing!
blessings,
shana

Alana said...

Hope Curtis is feeling better...and that ya'll don't get what Jackson had!

Toknowhim said...

Sorry to hear about Jackson, but praising God that Curtis is home :)

Kristi said...

i hope your sweet Mama wasnt exposed to the bug.. I will pray on that right now!

Heather said...

Bless your hearts, I hate this for y'all. PLease let me know if there is anything I can do, even if it's running to the store for Pedialyte or something. Praying for you guys!

Ginger said...

Ewwweee I think ya'll have been through enough already. I love your faith, even when things seem to pile up.

KR said...

Praying for all of you. I am sorry you've had such trials lately. Hold fast and firm to God.

His Jules said...

Praying that the ENTIRE Jones household will be healed and up to their usual running around spreading sunshine SOON!!!

Ashley said...

Oh Amanda, the stomach bug is THE ABSOLUTE WORST!!! I'll be praying for you guys. And for your mom, too, that she doesn't get it since she was with Jackson the day before.

Bobbie said...

Oh, Amanda! I'm so sorry that Jackson is sick, poor baby! I'm praying for a quick recovery and that our great Exterminator will get rid of his bug without anyone else getting sick. I'm really glad that Curtis is home with you and his parents are able to be there, what a blessing their presence is at this time for you. I can imagine the feeling in your own tummy when you heard him!


Kennedy is doing better, sleeping 6-7 hrs and eating very well. She's still not totally happy, but Mommy says she's trying real hard to smile! Thank you for your prayers-they're felt in all our hearts!

Let's get our families healthy and enjoy the summer. I'll continue to pray for all the Joneses and maybe you'll be able to really fellowship with Nana and Pappaw before they go home!

Kristie said...

praying for you guys! If it's the same virus that's been running around southern GA, it's furious--but fast (hallelujah)!

Kelli said...

Bless your sweet soul! When it rains it pours! Praying for you guys and a quick recovery for sweet Jackson!

Love Being a Nonny said...

When it rains it pours...Oh Dear!! Things should get better now....:)

Cathy Davis said...

I'm so glad he's home!!! Praise the Lord for answered prayers!

Sounds like, though, there's more healing needed in your household. Prayer for God's healing powers for Jackson and for His protection for the rest of you.

Agape dear one.

McSwain said...

Oh no! Prayers for all of you. I know that weird sound in the middle of the night.

Lora said...

Praising the LORD that you all are home and that your in-laws have arrived. Praying for that is goes as quickly as it came, in Jesus' name!

ThirtysomethingMom said...

So glad that you are home. I am praying that no one else gets the stomach bug. You are such an inspiration to me. You have such a lovely attitude!

May God bless you!

Mariel said...

oh, no! praying for Curtis to be especially spared!! Praying a hedge over all of you and your mama as she has some plans this weekend and could use peace of mind, I'm sure!

Praying God's strength and peace over you after the stormy health week you have been through!

Marla Taviano said...

Oh, Amanda. I'm so, so sorry. I know the horrors of a shared stomach virus and what a relief it is to have another mama help you out. I'm praying God spares you AND Cozy. And everyone else for that matter. PRAYING!! Love you!

Heather said...

Oh NOOOOO! I am so sorry. Praying Jackson feels better and that you and Curtis are spared by some miracle. And Annabeth, too! Hang in there!

annalee said...

great big praises for the homecoming!
prayers for protection and quick healing from the dreaded bug!
and on a much more superficial, but brings a smile to our faces topic... i somehow just saw pictures of the easter outfits of 2010. may i say they both looked adorable!

Heather said...

Praying for you and your sweet family...Hang in there! You are an awesome "nurse" to your family. :)

Annie said...

I am unlurking to post that I am praying for you and your family! Bless your sweet hearts!

Angela said...

So glad he is home! You guys stay well! God is good. He is good all the time!

melanie said...

Oh, Amanda, I am so sorry to hear about Curtis. I can't imagine all you've been through the past week. I will be praying for Curtis' complete healing and Jackson too! That's awesome that you & Curtis got to reconnect and have some good laughs together in the hospital. God is so good to bring good from bad situations! I want to bring you a meal whenever Curtis' family has to go back home.

Katie said...

Oh, bless y'all.

Kathy Cubley said...

Praying for the "mommie grace" that spared me from many viruses through the child raising years! God knows...

Erica said...

I'm so sorry! I will be praying that the rest of you stay well. I am thankful that you have help!

Kevin said...

Bless your heart! I have been there and know what you are going through! Sending up lots of prayers for you and family!
Love,
Crissy, Nashville,TN

Sarah said...

Yikes! I'm praying out loud right now against the stomach virus for the rest of you, especially Curtis!! I'm praying for health and healing, and for a FULLY HEALTHY summer!!

dorminyanecdotes said...

I am sorry you missed today, but it sure does seem like the Lord had His plan all worked out for you. Gotta love that! Thanks for sharing your mom.

Holly said...

Hope this virus passed over the rest of you. Prayed for just that. Still thankful for God's hand upon your Curt the past week...those times are so hard and yet so close with God and one another. Praying for continued healing! Love, Holly

annette said...

Goodness. Never ask, "what else, Lord?" Hope the rest of you are spared the dreaded virus. So glad you're home.