A Sick Start in 2011
January 4, 2011
I really thought we were through the worst of it. But we are not. Yet again this morning I woke too early to my daughter’s cry, followed by the stripping of her bed linens and a bath because she was covered in vomit –poor thing. Both she and I laid in bed after that, both of us ill. What a great way to start the new year!
Hold on; I’m not being sarcastic. Let me explain.
Two days previous, we flew home after visiting my family in IL. This was the first day this little stomach bug payed my daughter a visit. The plane ride home was difficult to say the least. There was a lot of crying, puking, hugging, soothing… and in the midst of holding my daughter, our two seats heavy with an ungodly stench, me worried about what the people around me were thinking, for a brief moment I felt grateful.
Grateful? Yes, grateful!
I don’t know why for sure, but for some reason my mind wandered and I found myself thinking about what it must be like to be the mother of a child with cancer –how difficult it must be to care for a youngster going through chemo and to be heavy with worry everyday. Can you imagine? And in that moment of fear and sorrow for all mothers who have to endure something so terrible, I felt grateful that Monet only had a small stomach bug –I knew we would get through it.
So I start this year grateful, because even though we are currently sick, for the most part we have our health.
Hopefully soon I’ll be able to get back to work and a productive routine, until then, Happy New Year to you and your family.image credit: Mr Gnome Fresh and Functional Upcycled Crafts on Etsy