January 12, 2010

Day 1 Meditation- Sicky

Chris is finally coming home from his moms where he has been convalescing. He is still sick. Really sick. I don’t know that he has ever been this sick in his whole life. Lily is still really sick too, there was one other time when she was 2 when she was more sick, but it didn’t last this long. They have both been sick for nearly a month...a twelfth of a year! Such a long time. Rose and Ayla are sick too, though not as intensely.

None of my children have ever had antibiotics, surgery (other than stitches), we don’t use much in the way of medical intervention, we believe the body is fully capable of healing most everything.

I believe illness is a necessary part of life, that while I have called it “being sick” it would be more accurate to call it an intense period of healing. The body needs opportunities to go into hyper healing mode,repair, rebuild, renew. I also believe that often times this period lasts longer than the outward symptoms do. Lily and Chris will both be far stronger when this is over.

The thing I am most worried about is how many movies my family has been watching, we went from media free to freely consuming media! Well not exactly, we are still monitoring what they watch but the other day I made the mistake of getting them Coraline, I have no idea what I was doing!! Now Rosy is afraid of the dark at bedtime... silly mama.

“What is the sickest you have ever been?” is the question in 12 days journal #275


  1. That looks like a cool movie, but scary as hell!
    I used to get very sick every winter when I was a child and then stopped that except for one time in the early 90s when I was sick for month or it felt like it.
    Strangely, I'm the sickest I have ever been now, but don't feel sick, just can't walk properly. So that counts as seriously sick in a different way, something I had not considered before. I used to look at being sick as a cleaning and healing process and I'm looking at this particular malady the same way as best I can, even though some would say I'm crazy to do so.

  2. I loved that movie! The sickest I've ever been was when I almost died from a uterine infection following emergency c-section for Ian. Actually, now that I've typed that out, I remember that I had surgery when I was 12 or 13 and hemmhoraged to the point where the doctor said I had a 50/50 chance of living. In both cases, I can only say that it wasn't my time, but that there was something to be learned from those 2 near-death experiences. (Angela...I have a weird new username thing going on...)

  3. What are you doing all the way over in January? Bad wolf indeed!!

  4. It's called "catching up!" LOL.