Friday, December 14, 2012

The Lost Week...



It almost feels like we lost a week of our lives... we had the stomach bug... bad.  Really bad.


Alex was the first one down...


The our Little Roo... who had the worst case of all!  His Mom and I were at the emergency room with him after he threw up 17 times in four and a half hours... all the last being just pitiful little dry heaves.  Broke my heart.  Broke. my. heart.  It was a full week before he totally stopped.  His Mom and I had our share and his Daddy just got over  his.   Bad stuff!

Recently, I had told my son that the hardest part of being a parent (and grandparent) is to see your children/grandchildren suffer in any way... and to not be able to take that suffering from them... That never goes away...  Even as they are grown and have their very own...


Sometimes all we can do is encourage them that they can make it... that they can do whatever they need to do...

Hold their hands when they reach for us...

Love them without cease...

And pray that God keep them ever in His hands...


An unexpected joy has been realizing that not only was I happy with my decision to pea gravel my shady little backyard for my own enjoyment, but it has turned into a wonderful playground as well!! 


Is this not the most precious pose... he was wanting his Mom to take a picture of him sporting Pop Pop's cap... Folded little hands... cutting his eyes ever so slightly to be sure she was getting the shot... Pure preciousness (pardon my Noni glee).


Yep, in spite of the plague, we have had a wonderful, if rough, two weeks!


Looking forward to seeing our girl grands this weekend!!  There will be candy-making at Noni's!!  I can hardly wait!!! 

blessings ~ tanna
ps a special thanks to Little Momma for getting the shots of the boys with my camera while I enjoyed playing... =D

45 comments:

Deborah Hamilton said...

I'm so sorry y'all were so sick, but I'm glad to know you're well for Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

Oh Tanna - so sorry about the illness and you are right. We NEVER stop, never stop .. wishing we could take the suffering for them. IN A HEARTBEAT! But, your grandsons are beautiful and I hope you really enjoy the rest of your visit. Have a Merry Christmas dear friend!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear you were all hit with a bad stomach bug, Tanna! Those things are horrible. I'm glad eveyone is feeling better and that you are back to njoying those precious boys. Enjoy your candy making weekend!

From the Kitchen said...

Tanna: I'm so sorry to hear that your precious family (and you) have been so ill. I know what you mean about wanting to stop any hurt or illness. Our older son, Adam, recently told me that he missed being bundled up on the family room sofa being "tended" to by me when he was sick!! I love all of the photos. Little Roo is so cute in his sweet pose. Please thank Amanda for the wonderful card. It greets me every time I sit down in the computer room. I hope all will be well now and the celebration can begin!!

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

Best,
Bonnie

Chatty Crone said...

I have so many things to say. Let's see I hate that everyone got sick and I know how you hurt for them and you can't do anything but be there and pray. They both are so cute - I love the color of their hair and how thick it is. And the poses - makes a noni proud!! I am so glad you had a nice time and have fun this weekend.

Sandie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, how awful. So glad y'all go through it. It is so bad to see the little ones suffer like that.

TexWisGirl said...

truly sorry for the illness! and a rough one! glad you all made it to the other side!

podso said...

Talk about family togetherness! In sickness and in health. So sorry for this time, I hope you got in some extra cuddles. The pictures say so much! Love, love that most precious one where he is looking out the side of your eyes. What a little soldier! I hope it is all behind you as you now move to the girl side of life! :-) Have a wonderful weekend!

Susan said...

Precious little boys with such gorgeous heads of hair!! So sorry about the illness. You all got through it together. Best of health to all of you. Merry Christmas. Susan

It's Just Dottie said...

A precious bond is that grandmother love for her little loves. I am thankful everyone is feeling better. I have shingles and have a while to go until I am well. Your home looks so lovely.
Smiles, Dottie

moosecraft said...

Oh my... that is one of the most horrid experiences the human body can endure... so glad that everyone is back to being healthy and merry again! Bring on the candy! Great pictures!

karen said...

So glad you are among the living!! I was wondering about you yesterday :)

Betsy Brock said...

that same bug is going around the boys' school. Thankfully nobody in our home has caught it. I disinfect them when they come home to try to keep it that way! ha. Glad you are all better and still had fun times together!

RoeH1592 said...

Adorable!

Judy S. said...

So sorry to hear you've all been sick, but glad you are now all on the mend. (I can so relate as we had a similar visit a while back.) Have a great time with the rest of the family. Loved the photos!

Donna said...

Oh, Tanna! So sorry you had to spend part of your time with the little men and their parents SICK! Ick.
I love what you said on my blog about walking into your fear so that others can see your light and follow...you are so smart!
I love your light and how it shines for so many people.
And Little Roo is not so little anymore....
Love to you and yours!

Kate I said...

Tanna...your grand boys are just so sweet and adorable. I'm so sorry that you've all been so sick - perhaps it was a good thing you were all together so you could take turns being the nurse on duty.

Your home looks so lovely too...makes me want to snuggle in and enjoy some home made cookies and a cup of hot chocolate in front of the fire. Enjoy your wee ones and all the precious memories you're making with them. Sending sweet blessings from Canada!

Kerin said...

Shoot and bagooties!
I feel so bad for you all....going through the plague!!
So glad that everyone is feeling better again.

Your grands are just too precious, and sweet.
What a blessing they are to you.

Have a wonderful weekend, and enjoy this wonderful Christmas season.

love,
K.

p.s. I love, love your Christmas tree... I've been trying, though un-successfully, to convince my sweet husband that we need a smaller tree. One that takes up less real estate in our cottage~~~LOL!!

Deb said...

It is the hardest thing in the world to have sick children no matter how old the are

Marie said...

So sorry all of your were sick. We had that same mess here in NC this week. It looks like the boys had fun in your gravels. They are so adorable.
Love,
Marie

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness is your grandson ever precious!! I love the shot with his hands cupped together. So sorry to hear that y'all have been sick. There is NOTHING worse than the stomach flu! Just awful!!! I've suffered my fair share of those and so have my kids. It's hard when kids are little because they don't always make it to the facilities to get sick. Glad that y'all are better now. That last pic of your home looks so beautiful!

Shug said...

Beautiful photos Tanna...So sorry that you all have been so sick..
this bug has been making it's way through our area as well and I have heard it is really bad...Glad you all are past it!
I see the thrill in your heart with every picture...
Grand-parenting is the BEST.

Pondside said...

I'm so sorry to read that you've had a bug, but I'm glad to know you've recovered. What precious little fellows - you must have been so glad to have been with them despite the illness. Have a fun 'girl time'!

kathy b said...

awww. Nothing like a sick little one..
My daughter is an ER nurse at Childrens of VIrginia Beach....she loves it.

THanks for commenting on my blog!!

I Love your images

Dianne said...

Stomach bugs are the worst! Glad you are all feeling better now. I love the photos and those gorgeous eyes! Your grandsons are beautiful...

ImSoVintage said...

So sorry everyone has been so sick. There seems to be a lot of the stomach bug going around. Adorable photos of your grandsons. Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Laura

Sandy said...

Such precious boys, Tanna! I know you love them to pieces. I want grandkids so much. I am so sorry you all have been sick, but thankful you are better now.

Mary said...

What a week that must have been. If there is an upside to it at least you were all together and the chances of anyone being sick for Christmas are very slim. Hopefully, the time spent with the girls will be trouble free and you'll have wonderful candy to share with us. Have a grand day. Blessings...Mary

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I'm glad that you're feeling better. There's nothing worse than the stomach bug!

Jen Price said...

So happy you guys are on the mend! Sounds like it really hit y'all hard.

Jerry said...

A truly charming set of photographs, just a shame you have all been feeling so poorly! At least it sounds as though you have all got it out of the way before the Christmas celebrations. Yes it is so tough to watch our children suffering - sometimes we have had to be at our strongest and most supportive when our hearts have been breaking inside. But it so helps when you know that friends are praying too. Take care.

nanny said...

I am so sorry that your days have been filled with that awful illness!!! I really hate hearing that it is going around.....ugh!

Hope you are all strong again and enjoying the season.

Sweet, sweet pictures!

Bonnie said...

So sorry your precious grands were sick.

Adorable pictures playing with the tractors. I know they love the rocks.

Enjoy your Christmas with them.



Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Oh no! So sorry to hear you were all so sick! Yes... that is the most precious pose. Adorable! I love seeing all those green tractors! ;)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm so sorry you and your family were so sick! The photos are all just wonderful, that pose is just the most precious and cutest!
Have a wonderful time together!

Debbie said...

I hate to see little ones sick so I know exactly what you are describing. My younger daughter was always so teeny. When she got sick, it always broke my heart. (Still does... admit it.) I'm so tender toward children. I guess that we all are, and that's why this weekend has been so terrible.

Your grandsons are more precious than words! I love the folded hand picture. My husband would say, "toe curling."

steph said...

Oh, Noni....so sorry about the stomach crud; so much of that going around and so little control over what you can do for it.

and aren't we all hugging and holding even more tightly and tenderly these days???

glad you're on the mend....and hoping time with the girls is great!!!

vicki said...

Hi Tanna- so sorry you have all been sick-- that's rough. And yes-- it is pure misery to watch the babes be sick. Hopefully you have all that behind you now- and can have a wonderful holiday!
Vicki

Solar Powered said...

Oh no...I hate this for you guys. Hope it is all over and you are feeling better. Lila and I have both had it. The boys have been spared so far.
1) That Roo picture is the most precious thing ever! Put it in a frame.
2) Your house looks like a magazine. Cottage Living might just start back publishing if they see it ;)

Tell everyone Merry Christmas and give them hugs for me.

Pride In Photos said...

There in nothing like being ill/sick. It is the worst. The pics of your grandson oh so adorable...gush all you want. Grandmas have the right.
Merry Christmas to YOU.
Laurie

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Oh those stomach bugs are NASTY!!!! So glad you are ALL on the mend!!! ENJOY! ENJOY! ENJOY!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

A stomach virus is no fun at all! So sorry to hear ya'll were so sick. But looks like you still had plenty of quality moments, too. Precious little men playing so sweetly. God bless, Tammy

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Ohhhh what precious boys! I am so glad you all are feeling better. Yes, seeing them sick like that is the hardest thing. Bless them..

Vickie said...

Great pictures of you and your little grandsons, Tanna! Hate that you all suffered through that stomach bug! That's horrible right here at Christmastime. I guess at the very least you could help each other out!

Great job on the gravel! I'll have to keep that in mind for someday...

Merry Christmas!!!

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

So sorry for the illness...but what precious, precious and priceless pictures.
You are a great grandmother.

Merry Christmas to you all...enjoy, enjoy!!

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