>SICK to our stomach ( In more ways than one )

>Well, I’m getting some time to blog after all…. not exactly the way I would like though.  

Two nights ago Jon Cole came up to our bed room around 3:30 and said he felt like he was about to throw up…. shortly after, he did.  We made him a palate in our room and by he next morning he was fine, other than being puny and resting all day.  We thought we were in the clear since no one else was sick all day but while Cole and I were at dinner last night we were called because Emme was sick.  We were counting on her sickness being as short lived as Jon Cole’s but we were no so lucky.  Not only did she get sick pretty much all night, she also has an aversion to throwing up in tupperware.  She prefers to turn her head toward me. Needless to say it was a long night of doing laundry, trying to find clean blankets, sleeping on the couch and trying to explain to a 2 year old why she can’t have anything to drink. Then one of our sweet babysitters who came to the beach with us to help out with the kids while Cole is at his conference, was in her bathroom vomiting.  Thankfully when she woke up this morning she feels fine.  Elizabeth also came up to our room about 2:30 this morning and got sick a few times before taking over the spot on the palate in our floor.  SK woke up with her stomach not feeling good but thought she was going to be ok.  On the elevator ride back up from walking Gabby she realized she was not, so Cole got to clean up our front porch 🙂  Le me tell you, this is one sterile house now.  I have never sprayed this much disinfectant in my life.  So far Cole, Samuel and I have avoided the virus (knock on wood) which is crazy since Cole and I are the ones taking care of everyone.  We were able to get some suppositories called in this morning but so far no one wants one 🙂  The ride home tomorrow could be really interesting.  
I did however get sick to my stomach today, the cause was not a virus though. While on the computer during a moment of down time I ran across this article I saved a few months ago.  It haunts me and I am praying that God will open a door for us to make a difference in some of these special needs orphanages, especially where the children are high functioning like the man with Down Syndrome who had not been untied or left his bed in ELEVEN years.  This is NOT ok!  I have always enjoyed working with special needs children and have volunteered at several group homes over the years and was also blessed to work with several children with Down Syndrome with speech therapy.  While it’s things like this that I will never understand in this life time I know my God is in control and I pray he will use me to make a difference….just waiting on what/how.

Isaiah 1:17 

 1 learn to do right! 
       Seek justice, 
       encourage the oppressed. 
       Defend the cause of the fatherless, 
       plead the case of the widow.

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Psalm 10:12 

 1 Arise, LORD! Lift up your hand, O God. 
       Do not forget the helpless.

Psalm 10:14 

 1 But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; 
       you consider it to take it in hand. 
       The victim commits himself to you; 
       you are the helper of the fatherless.

Psalm 74:21

Do not let the oppressed retreat in disgrace; may the poor and needy praise your name.

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