Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Misplaced

For the past seven days, my little guy has had a really bad case of rotavirus. For those of you who are not familiar with the horror that is the highly contagious rotavirus, click here. Obviously, I am exaggerating a bit; however,of the 10 babies in his mother’s day out program, only ONE showed up on Thursday. The rest had contracted the virus.

Anyone close to me knows that I am terrified of throwing up. In fact, it has been 19 years since the last time I had a ‘food reversal’ (sorry if that is TMI). When my husband started showing signs of rotavirus I started to panic. As a result, I’ve been obsessively washing my hands, as well as any surface that either of them has touched. The frenzy with which I’ve attempted to avoid contracting the virus is embarrassing; I can’t honestly say that I’m as passionate about anything else. I wonder how differently my family, or even the world would look if I had half the passion about spreading the gospel as I do about avoiding a stomach bug. Truth hurts. Where is your passion misplaced?

As you go, preach this message: 'The kingdom of heaven is near.'
Matthew 10:7

Your thoughts?

16 comments:

Becky said...

Poor baby. It's hard being a mommy when your baby is sick, especially when you are sick too. I enjoyed cuddling with him yesterday.

Kristi said...

Meagan--I could write the same thing about being terrified to throw up or be exposed to throw up. :) I've often thought about what would happen if I took my energy used in worrying about or avoiding viruses and put it to more Kingdom use. Thanks for the food for thought!

amy said...

As a pediatric nurse, I know the rotavirus well and know how contagious it is. I hope that you keep healthy as you take care of your family

Adelle said...

Having just spent the last four months throwing up daily due to morning sickness, I, like you, carried around a can of lysol for two weeks when both my boys had the virus. It worked. My dh laughed at me at first, but he stopped laughing when he got sick and I didn't! Hang in there!

Kacy B said...

Hey, Meg! Just stopping by to say hello. I always enjoy reading your blog. Your way of drawing spiritual applications out of seemingly non-spiritual happenings is so great. Thank you for challenging me. Hope all is well with you and your boys! We miss you guys.

kacy said...

ps - the website looks really great!

Jami said...

Wow, Meagan...

It has been a while since I have read your blog or any blogs for that matter. Once again, it amazes me how gifted you are with beautifully illustrating your points in brief thought-provoking easy-to-read posts. I love your style as well and I am glad you are using this gift (you know the writing gift that you think you don't have) to bless others. Keep up the great work!

April Spicer said...

Hey Megan,

I think you may have touched on a fraction of what I feel about throw up. Brian and Noah got it last month and I transformed instantly into an anxiety-ridden, panicky, anal person. Couldn't sleep, couldn't eat. The fear of throw up was too much for me. Probably the worst I've ever felt actually. I, too, carried a can of lysol around and I didn't get it!! It's a bit ridiculous how I can fear a bodily function so much. Silly, really. I truly feel for you---especially a 7-day bug. The one in our house was only 24 hours! Keep taking care of your little man and praying that your home will be free of sickness. And may the 19 year record hold strong!! :)

Meagan said...

Thanks mom and thanks even more for giving me a quick break. I love you!

SP

Meagan said...

Kristi -

Good to know I am not the only paranoid woman out there! Thanks for stopping by!

Meg

Meagan said...

Amy -

You aren't joking!!! I don't know how nurses stay healthy! Thanks for stopping by -

Meg

Meagan said...

Adelle -

You are right! A little sanitizing can work wonders. Hope you are feeling ok - you are in our prayers!

Meg

Meagan said...

Kacy!!!

I miss you girl - the offices just aren't the same without your beautiful smile and infectious laugh! Hope all is well for you, hubby and little one!

Miss you!

Meg

Meagan said...

Jami -

You are so sweet; thanks so much for the encouragement...you know what a labor of love it is! Come back any time!

Meg

Meagan said...

Jami -

You are so sweet; thanks so much for the encouragement...you know what a labor of love it is! Come back any time!

Meg

Meagan said...

Hey April!

Haven't seen you around these parts in a while...so glad you stopped by! Lysol is a miracle worker isn't it! Hope you are feeling well and congrats on the news....your little guys will be such great buddies!

Meg