Currently. {Vol.25}

Thinking about how sickness has crippled us. It started on Tuesday when Lia (4) had a fever and seemed really lethargic and sick. It wasn’t good. Then we went down, one by one. Siena caught the bug, but her sickness escalated and she got croup (quickly). We went to the hospital on Friday night and she had a couple of treatments and steroids and was sent home around 5am. It was truly awful.

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I had so much compassion and empathy for parents that go to the the emergency department for their kids! The hospital bed was literally one that will be in Hell. There is no where to sit or be comfortable AT ALL. And I’m an employee of this place, so I had the VIP treatment, and it was still AWFUL. The nurses and doctors were SO sweet to us though and made the experience so much better than it could have been. They were kind and gentle and sweet. I appreciated that so much. There is nothing like fearing for your child’s breath. It is truly gut-wrenching.

Needless to say, she still has croup (it usually lasts 3-5 days), and we are doing our best to keep her away from Lucia (7 months), because if she gets it, I may just die. (I’m not even being dramatic, I can’t take much more.) And my aches and pains and fever just won’t go away. I’m sick of the sickness. Lord, please take this from us. I beg you.

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My heart goes out to all those who struggle with this often. It is truly a helpless and scary situation to be in.

Reading some amazing blogs. I truly love this community of bloggers and am extremely grateful to have made some wonderful friends. I appreciate their support and good intentioned hearts so much. They keep me motivated and also sigh with me when I’ve said I’m done. I appreciate this place.

Watching The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Y’all know that I’m a sucker for that show (at least I hope you knew and now your image isn’t tainted of me). But seriously, so good. I know it’s a vice, and maybe next Lent I can give up reality tv. (Do you think I could do it?! Probs not.)

Thankful for this Lenten season. My growth in it. My reading the Word every morning has truly changed me, much like my reading Love & Respect with my women’s group has helped me speak more respectfully to my husband. The Word has made me more and more grateful for my husband and who he is to our family. We have our ups and downs (boy, do we have them), but I want to love him just as the Lord does. I want to see him as Jesus sees him and take him for everything he is. I want to dive even more into our relationship and communicate even more than what we’ve been doing. This Lent has been good for us and to us. I can’t wait to see what the Easter season does. The time of renewal and rejoicing. I am so excited.

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Jenna is the mama behind A Mama Collective. She has three beautiful daughters who cause a lot of chaos and joy in her life. She also has a husband who is gracious and kind, and who looks away when cloth diaper mail arrives.
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    • I know, Amber, it’s crazy! It was so hard to see her like that :( Scary as heck. ~Jenna

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  1. My poor mother had to go through this so often with Emily – she was in the hospital for asthma as a child, and I’m sure it was so exhausting and difficult. I can’t even imagine. You are all in my prayers!
    And reality TV – my guilty pleasure. Totally.
    I’m thankful for the blogging community too – I’m just getting started but really loving it.

    Lovely post :)

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    • It’s so terrifying! And yes, exhausting as heck. I had no idea that Em had asthma! Thank you for praying for us :) I really appreciate it, lady. I’m glad you’re loving the community. It can be hard sometimes, and sometimes you feel alone, but there is usually someone to tell you “I’ve been there,” and I love that. ~Jenna

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  2. Oh, poor mama! I hope your all feeling better soon. I’ve hear croup can be so scary, the cough and breathing pattern so frightening. Thinking of you! I also talked about the blogging community in my post today! Too funny, such a wonderful community. Thanks so much for this link-up — and your guys blog!

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    • Thank you, Kelli, you’re so sweet. I really appreciate you taking the time to write such kind words… and to send me thoughts of love! I’m headed to check out your post :) ~Jenna

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    • Thank you, Elise :) ~Jenna

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  3. Awe Jenna, croup and just plain being sick is so rough! Feelin’ for you mama & hoping and praying you and yours are all well for Easter! Blessings!!
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    • Thank you so much, Sybil! I appreciate your prayers… and I’m really hoping we’re better by Easter also! I’m sorry I’m so late in getting to everyone’s posts, but I’m headed to yours now! ~Jenna

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  4. I hate seeing little bodies sick like that! Hate it. It just reminds me of how broken this world is and how amazing our renewed bodies will be!

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    • Such a beautiful point, Meg. Thank you so much for your wisdom and finding such goodness! I love it. I appreciate you. ~Jenna

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  5. First time linking up. Praying this sickness passes quickly in your home!
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    • Thank you so much. I appreciate your prayers :) I’m sooo late getting to read everyone’s post, but I’m headed there now! Thanks for linking with me. ~Jenna

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    • Thank you, Elena! ~Jenna

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  6. Hi there! I stopped over from the Jack of All Trades link-up. Lovely post and thoughts here! I also adore the blogging community… the like-minded people and kindred souls you can stumble across that somehow miraculously understand you (and you, them) all through a computer screen!
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    • Thank you so much, Caitlin, for being here and for your kind words! I appreciate it. ~Jenna

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    • Thank you so much, Chantel! ~Jenna

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