Yep. We got it. De and I, both. Not sure who was first, but in the end it didn't matter. I'm taking about the flu of course, which has been burning through this part of the country. I don't know specifically which variety because when I called the doc he said, via his nurse, "Don't bother to come in to be tested, it's the flu." Since I was already on Tamiflu as a preventative (due to my unrepentantly, unabashedly, underperforming immune system) they called in an Rx of the same stuff for De.
It was too late. By the time De got home from work it was clear she had it, too. A woman who has essentially become a third daughter picked up De's prescription for her and we both settled in for the siege. Being on Tamiflu did seem to help because neither of us got seriously ill. The fact that I didn't get seriously ill, even being on Tamiflu, is a simply a testament to God's grace. There have been over 136 flu deaths in Indiana so far and many of those are folks who had compromised immune systems. Like me. I was expecting real trouble and got no more than healthy people get. Once again, we are so blessed.
So - Down to the 'What it's all about part'. We got a few inches of fresh snow last night and after church (which De and I sat out this week) the same adopted daughter who picked De's meds stopped by with her two daughters (Adopted granddaughters!! Woot! Woot!). They wisely didn't come in, but the three of them brushed the snow off both our vehicles, cleared the snow from our patio, took our trash down to the trash cans, and the girls each made a little snowman to sit on the benches outside the front door.
Their family has been a joy to us for the past few years and even more in the past few months. We were so honored and humbled by their kindness. I'm going to be smiling all week, everytime I think about it. Kindness, community, family, Christianity - Yep! That IS what it's all about.