Physically better and not too emotionally crippled...
Hi. I'm sorry for taking so long to update. We are all finally starting to slowly get back up from this sickness. I never had it as bad as the others, but there was an exhaustion phase to this bug that did hit me. Loretta is the slowest to come back, and her energy is not up yet, but she is starting to feel a little better as the days go by. Ethan bounced back great, and John did recover, but spent one whole week with a fever. Now this is the house of coughing, but we all agree that coughing sure beats the fever, chills and congestion (and in La's case, asthma).
I will try to get back with you sooner next time, but for now there just isn't much to tell. On the emotional front, some days are better than others. John seems to be much better than he was (for the most part) and I am starting to feel the pains of the numbness wearing off. Ethan is mostly o.k., but does talk about Ellie frequently. A week or so ago, he had the foresight to worry that he might forget Ellie. I told him that some things would be harder for him to remember as he grows up, but that his daddy and I will not let him forget her. I told him that we would tell him stories and show him pictures and videos. He was happy about that. He was missing her the other day, so I told him that he could pick out some pictures of him and Ellie together to put in his new room if he wanted. He liked that idea, and when I said "that way you can have a little bit of Ellie in your room" he said "no, I want a lot of Ellie in my room!" He's never ceases to delight me with his feelings for his sister.
As always, thanks so much for the love and prayers! Lots of love to you and yours.