Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Thank you Father in Heaven

I know I've been really bad about updating this and I will update what's happened in the last little bit soon, but I really wanted to just thank my Heavenly Father tonight. We had a little episode with Hailee which I'll get into in another post, but in doing so it awakened Payton. After I got Hailee back in bed, I went and made a bottle and got some Motrin for Payton because he hasn't been feeling very well today. He spent the night at my mom's last night because I was at a business meeting and when I got back to her house he was already asleep. Not a big deal... when I got him today we notice he had a little fever and I put him to bed and he took a 5 hour nap. When he woke up, my mom fed him some yogurt and he threw it up all over her. Good times! We got both of them cleaned up, he just was lethargic and laid on me for a little while. Finally he started playing with the kitchen play food with Hais. I fed him some dinner, which he kept down, and gave him a quick bath. Then got him ready for bed and put him to sleep. He slept a few hours before the Hailee episode, then I took the bottle and medicine to his room. He was crying, I pick him and and set him on the changing table, he was screaming. He was also burning hot. He would not let me put his pants back on but that's ok cause he had a fever and needed to cool down anyways. I tried to give him his bottle, not having that! I took him to Kel so I could find his orajel. I put some of that in his mouth. I took him back to his room and was just rocking him. He was just laying on my chest having a hard time breathing and was so hot. I decided to put my faith in the lord and started praying and I told Heavenly Father how uncomfortable Payton was and that I KNEW he could stop this and to please make Paytie comfortable and make the fever go away so he could sleep peacefully through the night. Miraculously, Payton coughed a few times then within seconds his body was cool and he relaxed. I am so grateful to have such a loving Heavenly Father who I know listened to my prayer and answered it. I tried to put Payton back in his bed but he just wanted to be held so I went and laid on the couch with him for a few minutes. Then he decided to get down and then I took him to his room and he drank his bottle, snuggled for a minute, then went to sleep.
It's weird how you hear stories like this all the time, but until it happens to you, you don't understand the feeling of gratitude a mother has when the Lord hears our prayers and through our faith we can be healed.

1 comment:

Closer To Home said...

It is wonderful to experience Heavenly Father's tender mercies. It is amazing that He listens and cares. Marissa also experienced a tender mercy this week, which she can tell herself.