Sunday, November 2, 2008

What happened?

The day started very well, with Princess waking up just after 8am and as we continued sleeping, she busied herself with her craft work outside and did some reading. I got up a half hour later and gave her some cereal.

So, as we got ready for church, she was all excited, looking forward to meeting her godparents and brothers in our church. I mean how often do they travel so far, over an hour on a Sunday morning, just to attend mass? It was really sweet of Al when he called last evening to say they will join us, even though he was only due for the baptism mass at 12pm. Naturally we were all excited. Princess was the first to be ready in her pretty dress and packed her bag with her drawing stuff and sketch pad. I make it a habit to take them along when we go out as it serves to occupy her while we are say, in the bus, or waiting for our food to be served, as kids being kids, they don't like waiting. It helps that she loves to draw.

Just before we stepped out the door, she mentioned that she should have covered her tummy when she was sleeping at night as she was having a tummy ache. So we didn't think much of it as she didn't make a big fuss. We even planned to go for Jap lunch after mass, at her favourite restaurant.

In the first part of the mass (she requested not to attend cathechism so that she could see her godbrothers), she was well and happy but halfway through, she suddenly told daddy that her tummy was hurting again and she looked miserable. I checked to make sure she didn't feel like throwing up. She assured me she wasn't. I mean the last thing I want is for her to throw up in church, with no plastic bag on hand. Tears started streaming down her cheeks at a certain point and I guess she wasn't well at all. Poor child. Once mass was over, we went home. I rubbed some oil on her belly and she said that her tummy was aching like the last time, a couple of months back when she had the same thing. I remembered that I still have the Colimix from the last visit to paed and gave her some of that. At the same time, I took her temperature and realised she was running a slight fever. She's having a nap now so hope she feels better tomorrow.

Kids are really unpredictable, one minute they are well and happy and the next minute, they are suddenly struck down by a bug.

But all in, I'm really happy to have my best friend beside me in church today, as well as her entire family. It felt good, and it brought me back to our younger days when we would occasionally go for evening mass together, seated side by side. Today being 'All Souls' Day', I know who was on your mind throughout, and I'm sure she was smiling down from Heaven and feeling so proud of you for the great mum and wife you've become, dearest Miss K. Know that you are very much loved by friends and family, and in all that you do, you are never alone. Thanks for visiting, my dear friend. And glad you appreciated the 'modern gadgets' of my church hehe. :) God bless.

10 comments:

Miz Young said...

Now you made me cry..... love you lots :)

daphne said...

awwww. I hope she is feeling better now! It's always so nice to meet up with family. =)

SIG said...

daphne - Wah talk about perfect timing. Haha. I just commented on yours and saw that you just did on mine. Lol!

SIG said...

miz young - :)

Beau Lotus said...

Hope Princess gets better.

It's horrible for parents when the kids have a tummyache as there isn't really much we can do for them except administer medication and hope it works - and quickly.

Little Corner of Mine said...

I hope your little girl is feeling better.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

poor thing...i hope she is feeling better :)

nothing's more heartbreaking than seeing a loved one feeling miserable...

debra said...

Hope Princess is recovering well. :O)
I'd my share of experience when mine caught the horrible stomach flu bug early this year.

Cranberry said...

oh dear..hope Princess is well by now.

SIG said...

Thanks ladies, she's all well but now I'm sick. :(