Adelie and Staley's World

Adelie and Staley's World

Saturday, December 22, 2012

All I Want for Christmas...

...is a fever and a cough???

Unfortunately for Staley, that is what has arrived for her these few days before Christmas.  She woke early Friday morning with a fever.  Her fever stuck around all day yesterday, although couldn't seem to keep my little gal down.  She was her happy, active, playful self all day.  (Well, her happy, active, playful self that needed a 3 hour nap.)  And today, she woke up still hanging onto her fever and adding a little croupy cough to the fun.  Still happy.  Still active.  Still playful.  Just now happy, active, playful, fever-y, and cough-y.  Of course, today was supposed to be the kick-off to Christmas with Zach's family.  But because sickness is NOT what we want to be giving out for Christmas this year, our Sancken holiday celebration had to be postponed.  Not exactly the way we wanted to kick off our Christmas celebrations, but I'm not going to complain.  As I think about the children and families that will be spending their Christmas at the hospital, the individuals who will be alone this holiday season, those whose only Christmas list is to be healthy or housed or loved or safe, the families who have to face this Christmas with presents for their lost child still under the tree, all I can do is pray for them...and feel truly thankful.  I am blessed.  Our Savior has been born.  And no fever or cough or postponed celebration will ever change that.

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