Not William, not pneumonia…

Good morning. It’s 4:06 AM and the electricity all just came back on all of a sudden as the workmen at the top of the hill fixed the lightning-blown transformer… Maybe we should have thought to turn off the lights when everyone went to sleep because it was so dark, and quiet except for the storm….

I am too sad to talk about william’s fifth birthday. I think it’s way too rainy to go to the cemetery.

I have pneumonia in these already not-functioning-well lungs of mine, and today’s (well, i guess it was yesterday) doctor wasn’t particularly helpful. “We’ve maximized everything, they’ve not left much for me to do” he said. So today promises to be another day in bed, being short of breath and trying not to worry too much about all the things i’m not getting done.

I have posts in my head, with their pictures in my camera, but getting up with the real computer and the card reader thing and putting it all together… Um, I’m just not up for that at the moment. Too sick to deal with being up at the table, on too many steroids to concentrate that long.

So instead, I am sharing with you a new video by Emily. I don’t know how to embed it from a post on my iPad, and I don’t even know if this will be a clickable link or if you have to copy and paste. Whichever, go and see it. I thought it was very good. I know. I’m biased, but that’s ok, she’s my baby, and today I have to do whatever I can to love and cherish my babies.

28 thoughts on “Not William, not pneumonia…

  1. What a fantastic video Emily made. Thank you so much for sharing. When my son gets up, I’m going to show him, too.

    Praying you begin to mend soon.

  2. Emily is truly gifted. Go Emily! You embedded the video just perfectly. I didn’t even have to click a link.

    I’m so sorry about the pneumonia!

    I will pray extra hard today. Keep thinking about the baby bird story.

    Matthew 10:29-31
    Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge.
    Even all the hairs of your head are counted.
    So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

  3. Wow. . . that’s an incredible video. SO creative! And such a talented artist, as well! I’ll have to show my Emily when she gets up, too.

    Sorry to hear that you’re in bed today. But don’t worry about all of that stuff you’re not getting done. It will still be there for you later.

    With prayers,

  4. Wow! Emily did an awesome job. What a gifted daughter you have!

    I’m very sorry to hear about the pneumonia, Elizabeth. My prayers continue for you. You are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing yourself with us.

  5. That is a great video! What talent!

    Elizabeth — you are on my mind and in my prayers so often. Feel better soon. God bless — Michele F.

  6. amazing video.

    i’m pneumonia and bronchitis-prone because of my asthma so you have my sympathies and empathies. it’s hard to be a mom when you can’t get out of bed.

  7. Thinking of you and sending lots of healing prayers your way. The video was incredible! She is so talented!

  8. Oh, Elizabeth, many prayers for you. I do hope the pneumonia is resolved soonest. I, too, know the sorrow of losing a child … Much love to you.


  9. Elizabeth, you are continually in my prayers. A whole host of Carmelite saints and blessed have been invoke to intercede for you, and I am sure that your little one in heaven is looking down tenderly on his brave mother.

    Emily’s video is fabulous! She is very gifted! Your whole family is awesome!

    I wish Charlotte was a little closer. My son, Sebastien, does lives there, and he is a wonderful cook. Let me know if he could do something for you a your family.

    Much love and prayers.

  10. Praying a Chaplet of Divine Mercy for you right now, and taking you to Adoration tomorrow. Thank you for sharing your witness of love.

  11. What an awesome video! Emily is so talented in so many ways!

    I’m so sorry to hear about the pneumonia. I continue to pray for you daily.

  12. Hello! I was recently introduced to your blog via Ginny. You have been in my thoughts ever since. I do hope your bout with pneumonia heals quickly. You are in my prayers.

  13. Psalm 91:4 He will shield you with his wings. He will shelter you with his feathers. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.

    Praying that He holds you close to His heart giving you shelter during this storm. So sorry for your sadness and sickness thankfully we have hope in Him for a life with out brokeness, pain, and loss. Asking Him to lift you up and give you strength. Prayers for you and your sweet ones.

    Jen Brown

  14. As a fellow patient, I empathize utterly with all the posts in your head and no strength/concentration to execute them. May God grant grace and guidance to write/share/learn what He wishes, one step at a time.

  15. I’m so sorry about pneumonia ! Emiley is filled too the brim with so manny AMAZING TALENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Oh and, hi yall ! 🙂 Best wishes especialy you and Danny.

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