>> Thursday, January 31, 2008
Therese - a kid. Basically does nothing but play and sleep and eat and of course, go to school. Sometimes whines and throws tantrums when her whims are not given. But nevertheless, she's the sweetest thing in the whole world, universe, galaxy. (I'm the mom so I'm biased.)
Wes - The Provider. He's always, always on a business trip going here, there and everywhere. Just to provide for his small family. (And finance my caprices. Ssshhh...)
Me - the mom/wife/domestic goddess of this household. I feed them, I clean after them, I make sure they look clean and that they smell nice. And that the house is in order, etc. etc. You know what I mean.
Anyways, when I got sick, here's what happened:
Therese - she went away on a trip. So, she took Daddy's role. At least on being away.
Me - I became Therese this time. I did nothing but eat (and gave Wes a hard time feeding me) and sleep and yeah, whine and rant and cry. And asked Wes to get me this and that and buy me this and that. And I got mad when he did not buy me the food I was asking him to buy. (It's not that I don't do that when I am well. LOL!)
Wes - (this is the best part!) He evolved into a better version of himself! He became the domestic god of the household! He fed me, did the laundry, cleaned the house (sort of), took care of a sick whiner, fixed the bed, fed the stray cat outside (though it has been his duty) and did all the other wonderful things I have been doing for them. (LOL!)
It's relatively fun while it lasted. It felt good to be on leave both from office and house work. But now, I am slowly crawling back to reality. Or is the other way around? The little girl came today with my father and she was crying. She went straight to the CR and vomited. Poor thing. They were already at school and she was not feeling well so they decided to come here. My heart broke! I asked her if she wants to stay home now and she nodded. So there. I have a little girl by my side who has low fever. (And her Dad just went away again for another business meeting.) If this is German Measles again, I will have to extend my leave for another week. The year is just starting and my 15-day Sick Leave will all be consumed! And there's a possibility that those days are not enough and I have to opt for leave without pay. Good thing I can apply for a cash advance in trying times like this.
But I am praying and praying and praying that this is not Rubella German Measles. That this is just the usual virus she contracts once in a while. I can't bear to see her sick again though unlike before, my conviction that GOD WILL SEE US THROUGH is stronger. So we'll just take good care of her and pray with her like we always do and let God do His part.
Like what they say, "When it rains, it pours." We have our own version at the office, "When it rains, it floods!" Maybe this is a time when suffering seems to multiply and linger. But in my heart I believe that there's light at the end of the tunnel and abundant blessings will follow. ;)
Be a blessing!