Thursday, November 13, 2008

I'm Back!

Late Sunday night I began feeling the tell-tale signs of yet another trecherous breast infection coming on. Sure enough within just a few hours I lay shivering in my bed with a 103 fever and every inch of my body aching like....well something agonizingly painful. And of course just to give you some really great imagery my breast was redder than......well the reddest thing you can think of. I kept having strange half awake/half asleep dreams of my death and being so mad that I knew Thomas would have to get married again because let's face it, who could take care of five kids all by themselves. And of course to top it all off Thomas is out of town for two weeks in Washington DC. So it was just me and the kids.
Anyway as I lay there shivering/crying/fitfully sleeping for three days I realized how many wonderful people I have in my life. And I was filled with gratitude. First my sweet Marley Mae was ever attentive to me and the four younger kids. She did an amazing job of keeping everything going. Then wonderful Sarah went and got my prescription filled, without which I'd probably still be in bed. Then Barry and Tim came and gave me a blessing, again without which I'd probably still be in bed. Glorious Jessica brought the most delicious tomato soup, the only thing I could even begin to think of eating. Marianne came and took Aislyn to play with her girls and even took Marley and Townsend to make a little movie, so they didn't go stir crazy. And then my angel mama came all the way down from Gold Bar to help me for a day. She's a miracle worker. I swear within 15 minutes of being in the house she had everyone happy, the house clean, laundry going, and the kids fed. I am so thankful for all the kindness. I hope to be better at chosing the better part and helping whenever and wherever I'm needed. Thank you so much everyone who showed me so much love. I am very blessed.

6 comments:

Helena said...

That sounds so miserable! I'm glad you were able to get help, and that you're feeling better!

Pure Mommy Extract said...

I hate breast infections! I got one right after Nick and Heidi's wedding...ugggh. I am sorry that you had to deal with that, but glad that you have a wonderful support system of people who love you and will take care of you.

Kristen said...

Bronwyn...I had to have surgery after a major breast infection. It's a good thing you didn't let it go to long without meds.
Sorry you had to go through that. Yuck. Your "family"...ie friends...are amazing!

jamey r said...

What does the doc say about the why's? Why do they keep coming back? Its been years since my last one...and I never remember getting a good answer as to WHY!!! I live close, darling friend, you could call on me too.

Kjrsten said...

What a wonderful post, You are SO BLESSED! There are so many people to be thankful for in this life... Heavenly Father gives us these little gifts... especially in times of need! This put me in just the right mood for thanksgiving time! SO thank you Bronwyn!

Rebecca's Portraits and Murals said...

oh my goodness! I have never had the "pleasure" of having one of those but it sounds like a nightmare! Im so sorry but what a cool chick to look around and still see the blessing's amidst such a terrible experience. It was great seeing your family this Sunday- Im glad I finally got to see you!