No, this isn’t a post about marriage. It’s a post about a phrase that hold true through any relationship, especially with you kids. My son has been sick for almost a week now and it has been brutal. I have two little boys 6 and 4. My 6 year old came down with a virus Thursday night. He has had a fever, coughing, sneezing and diarrhea. You’ve been there I’m sure and you know the story- the sleepless nights, the tears, and the desperation.
I was reminded today that it is a blessing that I’m able to share this with him. Something we don’t think about often enough, something as a stay at home mom I maybe take advantage of it from time to time. I get the privilege of being the one to hold him and making him feel better just by being here. I get to be the one whose arms he falls asleep in and finds comforting.
Sometimes we tend to focus on the negative – I haven’t left the house in days, I’m washing sheets and underwear left and right, my free time has been robbed and my little guy is just floundering away trying to get attention. Then, we pass that onto each other and accept it as truth. I am so guilty. Friends calling me telling me how sorry they feel for me. I never once said, “yes, this sucks, but I’m glad to be able to give him this gift.” Wow- I’m really having a moment here. A reminder that we can pass toxic energy onto each other as well as positive energy. Thank E!
So next time I bitch to you, remind me of this moment, the moment when I discovered that it’s not only in health, but in sickness when you get to be your best mom.