Monday, April 21, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
This is the term our dear friend, Mark Fenton, recently coined for the Lewis home. Why, you ask? Let me throw out a few stats for you...6 trips to the doctor, 4 trips to the pharmacy, 7 prescriptions, and countless tears from sick little children. Are these numbers from all of 2008 so far? No, no...they are from the past two weeks!! The Lewis's are not big "medicine-takers", but this week, all five of us have been on antibiotics for one or more of the following: strep throat, single ear infection, bilateral ear infections, and an eye infection. Let me add to that that Jack has the flu, and Abigail recently recovered from pneumonia!! Would anyone like to come over for a visit?!? :-)
This has been a rough road for our family, but there have definitely been some highlights. One of the things I have enjoyed most recently has come during the middle of many sleep-deprived nights...it has been so sweet to hold each of our children during the quiet of the night and pray for them. I have thanked God countless times for the blessing each of them is to us as I have prayed for His protection and healing of their little bodies. What a special time! And since we haven't been allowed to enter civilization with the rest of Birmingham, we have been forced to look for creative ways to keep each other entertained. We had a blast over the weekend walking through the homes being built in a new neighborhood near our house. Abigail always asks to ride through and look at the new houses, so she thought it was a big treat to get to go inside several of them. (On a side note, if anyone wants to contribute $400,000 to the "Help-the-Lewis-Family-Buy-One-of-These-Houses" Fund, please contact me immediately!) Another fun activity we did was going through a drive-thru and picking up dinner for a picnic at the park. Of course, we had told Abigail and Jack that they weren't going to be able to play on the playground because they "had germs", and all was well until we drove up and two of Abigail's favorite little buddies were there playing on the slides. EEK! She was a trooper, though, and we enjoyed some family time away from all the other people...far away from the other people...very, very far away from the other people!
I hope that each of you is doing well (or at least better than us!) I'm attaching a few pictures from a recent "vintage shoot" I did with Jack. Enjoy!