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The verses that have REALLY spoken to me (Sarah) lately....

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock." Matthew 7:24-25

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. I Peter 5:8-9

From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.' Acts 17:26-28

May the words of my mouth and the mediation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock, and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14

So be careful to do what the Lord your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. Walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. Deuteronomy 5:32-33

God, our God, will take care of the hidden things but the revealed things are our business. It's up to us and our children to attend to all the terms in this Revelation. Deuteronomy 29:29 (The Message)

About the Friesen's....

We are Marc, Sarah, Luke, and Kate Friesen. We were married June 5, 2004. We have one son, born July 21, 2008, named Luke Andrew -- now 4 years old. We also have a daughter named Kate Christine -- born June 6, 2012. Marc is working at Cessna as a Senior Accountant, and Sarah stays home full-time with Luke. Sarah also gets to work very part-time at home for Graber Backhoe -- an excavation company AND VERY part-time at our church. We LOVE being a part of Grace Community Church here in Newton, KS. We lead a Community Life Group of other wonderful couples. Marc thoroughly enjoys long-distance running and Taekwondo. Sarah thoroughly enjoys walking -- especially when the weather is nice to take Luke and/or out in the stroller. Thanks for reading our blog!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Our Last Three Days....

Well, I didn't reach my goal of posting every other day (or so). It's been a few more than that. But, I do have a valid excuse.

This past Friday morning, Luke woke up with a fever of 101 degrees. It just kind of went up from there...by late Friday afternoon, it had hit a high of just over 105 degrees.

Yes, at that point I "freaked out" just a bit -- especially since I am a first-time parent. And, Luke hasn't really been all that sick. We've been very fortunate to have a very healthy child.

So, I did make a call to the dr's office at that point. The nurse did call me back within 15 minutes, and she said that since this was only the first day of a fever and there were really no other symptoms (other than a decreased appetite), we just needed to work on keeping his fever down.

So, that's what we've been doing since then. We manage to keep it at a reasonable level with Tylenol and Motrin -- alternating. Other than that, we just try to keep poor little Luke comfortable and feed him as he wishes.

Fortunately, Luke has been drinking plenty. We've had LOTS of wet diapers (Yeah!). So, dehydration has not been an issue.

Is this H1N1? Who knows? It's all over in this county.

I know they're not testing for it because testing for it is very expensive.

I plan on calling the dr. back tomorrow morning if he's still not better.

The hardest part of this is that Luke has not slept through the last two nights -- definitely NOT Luke. So, Marc and I have been up the last two nights -- something we haven't done in a little over a year.

We even missed church this morning -- something we don't really like to do. But, we certainly don't want to make anybody else sick -- there are enough people sick around here.

Fortunately for me (this allowed me to get out of the house to avoid insanity), my good friend Andrea and her husband Collin had a baby girl (named Marin) and were in the hospital. With complete permission from Andrea, strict hand-washing, and not touching the baby directly with my skin, I did visit the hospital a whopping three times. It was very nice to get out of the house, and it's ALWAYS nice to get to see a new baby.

So this blog post is not all words, I do have three photos to share.

Marc mowed the lawn yesterday -- hopefully for the last time until spring. Luke ALWAYS likes to watch Marc mow the lawn. Since he wasn't too feverish at the time, I put his jacket on and took him outside to watch. The fresh air felt good for all of us. Luke certainly wasn't smiley, but I did manage to snap a few photos.

First, this is a photo of Luke actually pointing at Marc (I don't know if you can tell he's pointing, but trust me, he is).

And, BTW, it actually looks chilly in these photos. It was really about 60 degrees outside -- not too bad for Luke to be outside in.

Here's a photo of Luke staring at Marc. You can tell from a little red cheek in this photo that something's not right.

And finally (I hope you're not too bored with these photos), here's just a sad photo -- in my opinion. He just looks at me like this quite a bit throughout the day.

I hope you all are staying well. It's really not too fun. Hopefully, Luke's on the mend, and hopefully, Marc and I don't get this "stuff."


Candice said...

Aw, get well soon Luke. FYI, a lukewarm bath is also good for fever reducing. That's what I did for Graham earlier this year...worked great.

Allen and Debby Graber said...

Hope Luke gets well soon! I agree about the bath. That's what we did with our son Josh who had febrile seizures with his high temps during his early years. Many people missing from church these days. Lots of flu out there.

The Sieberts said...

those photos are so sad :( Glad he is starting to be on the mend...

Kendall Smith said...

Cute. Boys and lawn mowers are an INSTANT pair! Lily looks so sick, too--it's sad when they have 'sick eyes'!

Kelly said...

Hope your little guy gets better! So scary to have a fever so high! I'll make sure to pray for him (and mom and dad too).

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