The casual observer

To the casual observer it would appear this picture is simply of a child taking a nap on the couch.

But that casual observer may miss the little love notes from adoring siblings.

Darcy Q is running an annoying 102.3 fever.  Not high enough to be alarmed, but enough to make her feel "puny."  Also high enough to postpone her eye surgery that was scheduled tomorrow.  Ugh.  (Funny how you can be disappointed about delaying something you were dreading ~ more on that later if I get a chance to compose my thoughts).

We were out when her fever came out of nowhere.  By the time we got home she was whimpering and just wanted to lay down without me even holding her.  Kylie and Caleb were hungry and needed lunch, so I laid her down on the couch while I got something together for them to eat.  By the time I was done, Darcy was sound asleep.

Yesterday all three kids missed their naps due to a weird schedule, so I asked my two big kids to go get ready to rest while I was putting their lunch dishes in the dishwasher.  What I didn't realize was that "getting ready" today would involve bringing things for Darcy in case she woke up from her rest before they did.

Kylie sweetly brought Darcy's baby in her carrier and put it where Darcy would see it easily when she woke up.  There's a little bag full of accessories on the floor beside her.  She also selected a treasured "Little Critter" book, this one "This is my Family" to remind Darcy that she is part of our family, forever.

And the truck?  Well, that is the one truck of Caleb's that has a name.  Even though he is blue, Caleb has named him Mac (after Lightning McQueen's carrier of course).  And Mac goes EVERYWHERE with us.  But my sweet boy brought him out to his little sister to play with because she is sick.  And of course one of his Tonka minis so that Mac would have a car to carry.

Someone who spends more time around Darcy than they do my other kids asked me the other day if all of my kids were as sweet as Darcy.  If I wasn't sure before, I think my answer is a resounding "Yes!"


Leslie said...

Aw, poor thing. I'm so sorry to hear that she's sick and that the surgery was postponed. I was thinking about you earlier today and praying for you. All three of your children are so loving and special. They are so lucky to have each other (and to have you).

Jennifer Taylor said...

sorry darcy is sick...on the other hand, kylie and caleb are so precious! that is too sweet that they are helping take care of her!

Laine said...

Sweet sweet sweet! Feel better Darcy!
Kristi, God must have a better date in mind for her surgery...I know you all were looking forward to it being behind you though. I can easily imagine your emotions right now!
Keep us updated when her new date is! And I got the SWEETEST package of SWEET notes today! A perfect day! Did you see the mustard seed earrings????? I have never seen anything more special! You thought you were late in sending them, but it was God's perfect timing, rest assured!
(No worries, we are all fine! Just loved God's timing in these!)
Hugs to all of you...
See you in AUGUST, RIGHT? ;)

Jenn said...

Poor baby :( I hope and pray she feels better soon. It is so sweet to see how much her brother and siser care for and love her.
I'll be praying for her upcoming surgery. I know what it is like to dread surgery then have it postponed. Abby Grace was supposed to have her heart surgery on June 9th and then it was postponed til July 19th. Just enjoying more pool time with her in the meantime :)

C.C. said...

Poor sweet Pumpkin. I hope she's feeling better:-)

Anonymous said...

Oh no! Poor sweet Darcy :-( And you were just telling me how you hope she didn't get the "junk" that's going around. I hope she feels better soon.
Stephanie Y

Cindy M said...

Give Darcy a kiss and a hug from us...being sick in the summer is NO FUN.

Miss you all! See you soon!!

Shannon said...

Just got on to tell you we would be praying for the day and was so sad to see she was sick. Looks like she is in good hands, but I so hope and pray she is feeling better soon. Hopefully the surgery delay will not be long. I hope when we talk today , she will be much better!

Traci said...

I am so sorry! I know my kids were the culprets of Darcy's fever. :(
Hopefully she'll be feeling better soon!
Love you!
Kylie and Caleb you are soooo sweet!

Sharon said...

TOO sweet, hope she feels better soon!

Glenda said...

Awww, so sad to hear Darcy was sick. I hope she is up and about today, and fever free! And I agree, they all are sooo sweet!

Our Journey said...

How sweet your kids are!!!! Poor girl, Hope she's feeling better soon.

Kathy said...

I am so touched every time I hear about how sweet the kids are. Their love for each other is beautiful; and reflects the love in your family. It always gives me great joy. Hope you are back to good health today Darcy.
Love, NaiNai

Grandma Shultz said...

Darcy, hope you are feeling better today. Kylie and Caleb, you are so sweet to share your toys with Darcy and love her so much. All three of you are so precious. You have two wonderful parents who are teaching you of God's love very well.

Tricia said...

Hope she's feeling better now. Adam's fever got up to 103.7. I was starting to worry a little and I'm not much of a worrier in that area. He woke up feeling much better today.

Emily said...

Can you preface your blogs with "tissues" or "no tissues"?? :) This was a tissue entry! Sweetest little family

Nancy said...

Aw! I hope she feels better! What such sweet siblings!