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May 27, 2005

Joys and Sorrows

With three children suffering from pneumonia, we have experienced a household of joys and sorrows over recent weeks. How joys? Each child has enjoyed at least two weeks away from school, much to their delight! Our oldest has, however, missed the school camp. Being able to stay at home is a small consolation for camping under the stars! He has been consoled by the unexpected success of his football team, which has him planning Septemer already! It helps that he, along with his sister, has celebrated a birthday this week.

To have a household of sick children does create extra burdens also, particularly on my wife, who has suffered the greater burden. There isn't much joy for her in caring for them for eight consecutive weeks now, as the five weeks of illness backed onto three weeks of school holidays.

The light is slowly emerging at the end of the tunnel. It may be that next week all three will be back at school, if on modified programs. Even they are looking forward to spending time with friends again. It will be great to have everyone healthy again!

Posted by gary at May 27, 2005 05:15 PM


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