Thanksgiving Day

We had big plans. First, we would have lunch with the Mizell family at a hotel in Independence Missouri. Then we were going to host dinner at our house for my in-laws, Phil and Brian. But God had different plans.
I woke up because my son Jonathan was crying. Moments later he was throwing up on the bed between my wife and I. Michelle sprung into action, wiped the baby up, and we were back to sleep, minus one mommy who was now sleeping safely on the living room couch. She wasn’t feeling good to begin with. She had taken some apple cider vinegar last night to keep from getting sick. Several minutes later Jonathan woke up again, this time to throw up in my face. The amazing thing was, I was not mad or upset at all. I just held my boy, full of love and compassion for my little guy. I cleaned the puke out of my nose and wiped him up so we could get some more rest. And we did. I’m not sure how much time passed, but when we woke up again, Jonathan continued to puke every 30 minutes or so until noon.
We had to skip the Mizell lunch, so that we didn’t get anyone else sick. Aunt Roberta and Uncle Denise stopped by to pick up the pies that we were supposed to have brought to the Thanksgiving Day lunch. They were so sweet. Denise prayed for healing in my wrist. I tore the ligaments in my right wrist almost 6 months ago, and I am still dealing with looseness, grinding, popping and pains. They also prayed over baby Nissi’s nursery and the rest of our house. We were really greatful that they stopped by. They are always so kind.
Well, Jonny got to feeling better after noon. He started eating, and eventually he ran outside to play on the trampoline in the leaves. We also had to cancel dinner with Phil and Brian. Phil has been fighting cancer in his lung with chemo treatments at the VA, and we didn’t want him to get the flu, which could be harder on him than most people. We went ahead and made the dinner that I had bought from work yesterday. It was wonderful. Everyone got pumpkin pie. Michelle still isn’t feeling good. But, watching the Saints play the Falcons is easing the discomfort.
I’m getting my web site set up so that I can share more stories, videos and photographs with everyone in the future. Love you all, and have a great weekend!

One Reply to “Thanksgiving Day”

  1. Follow Up: Turns out it was a virus, because at 3AM, David started throwing up too. Poor guy. He was sick until about 7AM. Then his fever broke and he was back to normal watching Daniel Tiger by breakfast!

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