But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Ear infection only

Not unexpectedly, shortly after I posted last, Gracie's virus led to a bacterial ear infection and new fever. We started her on antibiotics immediately under the advice of a doc here. (We sincerely thank God we are so close to a medical center with such excellent physicians and medications available!) She was truly miserable while we waited for the drugs to kick in, but now she's a LOT better. This morning she skipped off happily to their Monday playdate with a wave and "Bye-bye, Mom! See you later!" I don't think the other kids even bothered to say goodbye. They just yelled, "Hi!" and "Walter!!!" As Gracie told me the other night, "I love Karen's house. I play toys with Walter."

Seth is acting virtually unaffected by this cold. As with most colds thus far, he and David seem to be the least affected of any of the kids. David has always been the "healthiest" quint. He never needed to be on a ventilator, whereas all the others spent at least a few hours on it (Marcie and Will) or even months (Grace and Seth, as you well know!). I wonder if Seth's 5.5 months in the NICU helped strengthen his immune system? I hope and pray so!

Here's some pictures Karen took of Gracie "modeling" her pink pajamas while she was staying with them while Gavin and were still in Australia. How darling and bold of my sweet little Gracie to ham it up like this for the camera! Clearly she really does love Karen AND her house!

Little goof!


Can prayer be modeled? Gracie is clearly trying. At least she's got the outward appearance of it down! She and Marcie love to hold hands or fold their own hands and "pray" with little low mumbles and loud AMEN's!



Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

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