Saturday, July 25, 2009

Back in the land of the living!

Well we were hit by a terrible virus this past week.

Seems our trip to Sydney wasn't without souvenirs.... of the worst kind.

Shivers, chills, high fevers, aches and pains, all the usual horribles of winter flu.

Our little one took it hardest. For a whole week she has been doing little more than sleeping and being miserable. It has been a struggle for all of us.

It's so hard watching the light of your life suffering as she has been. For the first couple of days I handled it as her Mummy with such grace and patience.... Then I have to admit it wore me down. It was by far one of my worst experiences as a mother.

Today was the first day she has bounced around home again. I have to say the relief and the joy are so welcome. We celebrated with family cuddles and painting!

Oh that smile.....


  1. I'm so glad all is well.
    See you soon!

  2. Welcome back Melissa and family,
    Sounds like that was a real nightmare. While illness is an important experience for children, as a mummy, I can't help thinking that it just isn't fair for our little ones to suffer like that.
    see you soon
    love jen

  3. So happy to hear that you are all on the road to recovery. Some of our family members have been a little under the weather too. Look forward to catching up soon,
    Love Donna x

  4. Thanks to all you lovely women for your words of encouragement. It means so much xxMelissa