A.M. Total of 12. Ran 0.5 with William and Jacob, 1 with Julia and Joseph. Jenny rested trying to mitigate the fallout from the fever. Bed rest pretty much for her. Benjamin ran 3.
P.M. Now Benjamin got a fever. That changes our plans for the race. The plan was for him to go out with me to 2 miles, then see what happens. Now we will have to come with something different. Things could be bad - he might not even be able to break 25:00. But we are hoping for the best. He and Jenny are resting in bed, drinking EmergenC, and taking ibuprofen to knock the fever down. I gave both of them a blessing. I also knelt down and had an argument of sorts with the Lord. This is a different type of argument. You of course realize that He is charge, and that you cannot ask for things contrary to His will. But there is a reason the scriptures use the phrase "wrestle with the Lord". You can ask for things that appear not meant to happen, and if you do it with enough faith and give the Lord a good reason for them to happen, not just good for you but good for Him, He will make them happen. So in that hope I prayed tonight that my children would not see their training go in vain but see some fruit of their labors and be rewarded with a solid performance in spite of their fevers.