The weekend was a bit of a mess for awhile. All I can say, is thank goodness for friends. There are amazing people in this world.
Josh was on call Friday. What this means is he goes to work at 6:30 AM and doesn't come home until after rounds on Saturday-usually around 1pm. He often hasn't slept, or slept very little. Work has been very kind this last week, but you can't mess with the surgery call schedule-it is a complicated matrix and short of me having the baby, there isn't a way out.
Orlando started throwing up early Friday morning and continued to do so until Sat. morning. My friend Jill, had agreed to take Vinny on Friday and then all the boys Friday night. She came over early Friday morning, heard Josh on the phone with me, knew Orlando was barfing-and took him along with Vinny! She has two small girls, and obviously I didn't want them to get sick, but I really didn't know what we would do. She simply stated, "oh, my girls could get sick from a grocery cart. Send him with me."
The next obstacle came Saturday. Josh's brother, John-David, is coming to stay with Josh and the boys for awhile to get us through this. His flight went from 1:30 to after 10pm. Of course, the airport is 45 minutes away, and the boys needed to be in bed-especially Vinny and Orlando-since he was sick. Again, a friend saved the day. She came over late, and stayed until the boys could get home-it was after midnight when they finally made it back.
A friend from college, who now lives in Utah with his family ordered us Chinese food on Saturday. I couldn't believe they ordered food across the country for us.
Too often we hear of the evils of man, the crimes, and horrible things.
I was reminded in many ways of the goodness of other people. Sure, I have been quite frustrated not being able to take care of my family, but I am also appreciating the wonderful people in my life.