Rotavirus Returns

If I were not so amazingly tired, I would figure out creative ways to enlighten you with graphic details of the past few days’ goings-on around here. Suffice to say that last night we had three out of our four children throwing up. Poor sweet things.  Especially the baby, who got sick all night long, and continues still this morning.

We are trying to just keep things together, and hoping maybe this will be over soon. Of course none of what is going on here is life-threatening, and probably we shall all be healthy again soon.  Nevertheless, one thing that seeing my family suffer with illness does for me is to remind me that I don’t really love this earth as much as I sometimes think I do. I am thankful we have a home in heaven, where “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”

4 Comments

  1. Mark
    Mar 6, 2007

    Yuck. So sorry you’re going through this. FYI, our own great run on health through the winter just came to a crashing halt. But no vomiting so I’m counting my blessings!

    May God bring you swift healing!

  2. Peter Brunone
    Mar 6, 2007

    Amen, and thanks for reminding me of that.

    We’ll be praying for all the little Hornes (not to mention the big ones).

  3. Meredith
    Mar 6, 2007

    Hang in there : )
    There’s nothing to make you start thinking of the afterlife quicker than nonstop vomiting and sleep deprivation.

  4. Nils
    Mar 13, 2007

    My heart goes out to you guys. I hate rotavirus with a passion. The worst days of my life have involved one or more of the children and rotavirus.

    Will be praying for you all.