As the saying goes: "It takes a village to raise a child".
I believe that.
I also believe it takes a village to support a Mumma & Dadda through a stressful time.
The events of the past weekend, have reminded me of just how blessed I am. Chris & I are rich. So rich with friends, family & a strong support structure, and for that I am so very, very grateful.
From the numerous messages, phone calls, and checkups from our caring 'village' who truly care & have deep interest in how Ryder is doing - How we're doing. To the flowers, the sneakily dropped off groceries, grandparents & sister-in-laws looking after Ella, and the many offers of help & assistance. Even Ella's Kindy teacher has opened her heart, home & help to us during a hard time. It's all just so heartfelt, and little did I know - so needed. It's made the recovery period feel easier, quicker and stress-free. Thank you!
We have a wonderful village. People close by, and people far away - and yes, that includes my blog readers too - THANK YOU! Thank you for the comments on my last post, and the emails. It all means so much to me, that there is a whole community of 'strangers' looking out for us.
Ryder's health is on the up! He's sleeping much better, and the sparkle in his blue eyes is returning. He even cracked his contagious smile a few times today - oh how we've missed that! Tests revealed it was Influenza Type A, which is a severe strand. A previously healthy 16 year old died of this strand on the weekend, just an hour north from us. So scary to see how far the flu can stretch one's body.
Thank you again Village.