Thursday, December 30, 2010

It's My Party . . . .

and I'll pick up yucky towels if I want to!

Stomach flu hit the Benjamin house at 1 AM this morning. So far 3 kids are down. I'm waiting for the joy to hit me. (My one prayer right now is "Please don't make Tess have to go to the Emergency Room.)

Tomorrow is my 36th Birthday.

I've already canceled my fun Kings Day Party on Sunday. I don't think my fun pilgrimage plans are going to happen tomorrow.

It will be a birthday party to make Mother Teresa proud (i.e. Forgetting of Self and Service to Others). Won't you leave your prayer intentions in my comment box so I can at least feel socially connected to the wider world on my big day?

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday tomarrow!
Prayers said that you and Tess escape the sickness.

aka the Mom said...

This is what hit us at Christmas. It made for a decidedly un-fun holiday. My birthday wish for you is that it skips you altogether. Happy Birthday. (36 is great)

Danya @ He Adopted Me First said...

I remember one lovely 30 something birthday morning when I had so many wonderful plans. I was all showered and dressed and excited. Then my daughter puked all over me. I still tell her about it - and she has the gall to laugh! Little pistol! My prayer request is that The Lord assist me in the energy dept. for the next two months...and maybe a few after. Thanks hon!

Amy said...

Happy early birthday!

Praying that no one else gets it! We got hit at 5 AM this morning, but only one kid so far.

Anonymous said...

I think there are few accomplishments as a mom that equal the feeling of getting the last pukey item in the washing machine full of warm water and slamming shut the lid :) Prayers for you, yours, and especially Little Tess today and tomorrow. Would you please pray for our unborn little one - just 9 weeks along? Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! I hope your family recovers well. I'll pray that your little Tess (or anyone else!) doesn't have to go to the hospital. Thank you for asking for prayer requests. Please pray for my sister who is dealing with anger and depression.

tara said...

Happy birthday! I hope the stomach bug is short lived. My 6 month old had it this week, and it fortunately only lasted less than 8 hours. Phew! Please pray for a priest I know who is taking a years leave of absence for personal reasons.

Melanie B said...

Happy birthday. Prayers for a blessed day for you. And praying that everyone gets better soon and that sweet Tess escapes the worst of it.

Abigail said...

Thank you everybody! I got sick this morning, but I seem to be coming around tonight. So far Tess and my husband haven't been hit.

scmom (Barbara) said...

Happy Birthday anyway. Hopefully the bug will be short-lived and you can have a relaxing puke-free weekend! Happy New Year.

Heidi said...

Everyone is sick here too except for me. I'm praying that you all feel better soon. For prayer intentions, pray for two children on this Tuesday - #1 my Claire (6 mos old) who is going to the pediatric neurologist to rule out or confirm spina bifida occulta (and probably a host of other things) and #2 a friend of my family Edward. He is 9 yrs old and will be at CHOP for a biopsy. He either has cancer or another serious condition, nothing in between unfortunately. Pray for these kids and for their parents to be strong. I'm a bit wobbly right now! :)

Heidi said...

Oh and Happy Birthday, one hour and five minutes early. :)

Pharmgirl said...

It's now after midnight, so Happy Birthday!!! Your blog is such an inspiration.

Prayer intentions: pray for success at my new job, which starts Monday.

Sue said...

Good grief, this thing is world wide! We got it over here in Japan the day after Christmas, and were well enough in the nick of time for my daughter's birthday yesterday (12/30). I will pray for a very quick recovery, and protection for sweet Tess!

Happy Birthday!

ginny said...

Happy Birthday! I was your age once a long time ago....Please pray for my husband Clarence and I for a financial blessing....We are retired and since he lost his job three years ago, it has been nothing but struggle for us...I lost my job, and my son lost his...I am praying that the baby will not be affected by the flu..

Nancy Piccione said...

Happy Birthday to you, and prayers for a speedy recovery to everyone. We have birthday stories like this from a few years back, but they now have become great family memories (esp. since they are in the past!).

Susan said...

Happy Birthday, Abigail. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.