Thursday, February 21, 2008
As I mope and complain about how tough things have been around here lately with illnesses, I have to stop and think about those who would give anything to just be at home with their kids right now. As I write this, I am thinking about Baby Blake and Ava - two kiddos with Williams syndrome who are currently in the hospital and have been for some time. Ava is very sick, Blake is fighting for his life, and it hits me hard with a dose of reality. It reminds me that I need to take a step back and count my blessings, not my woes. To hug, love, and kiss my kids even when I am fatigued, and thank God that we are (relatively) healthy. That Simon is slowly getting better and did not end up in the hospital. That Clare has gone five months without needing a cath. That Jamie is running around, playing, and being his normal bundle of energy. I say a special prayer tonight for those two children and offer my challenges, frustrations, and worries of the day as a sacrifice to them.