Our kids were up all night.
Sneezing, runny noses, itchy throats from allergies.
Coughing, chest congestion and fevers from secondary infections.
I was on call. Times 6.
Georgia is truly beautiful with its luscious green trees and flowers, but the pollen can be merciless. Last Thursday the count was over 8,000. I guess the light dusting of yellow snow made up for the white stuff we missed this winter. Just looking at the thick haze is enough to make an allergy sufferer pass out (or the mother of 6 allergy prone kids faint from the prospect of exhaustion). My little ones have been suffering in varying degrees since that day.
2 hours . . . of sleep . . me, last night. I think.
On days like today, I wanna kick and scream because I’m tired. I want to crawl back into my bed, but I can’t because my day is full. I MUST KEEP MOVING.
Did I sign up for this? Sure I did. It’s a part of the bigger picture. The one that includes our sacrifices because they, our kids, are a part of us—our physical, emotional, and spiritual DNA . The attachment is a harsh one because it is relentless. A tug, a constant pull at our hearts reminding us that we will always be their parent, an indelible mark on the content of who they will become. In the harshest marshes of my personal battlefield, my sleepless nights, my discomfort, my concern and frustration, they learn compassion, sacrifice and love by watching me. We are character builders in the deepest sense, even when we don’t realize it.
All of our circumstances demand something from us. How we respond to them determines the benefit to ourselves and others.
I hope your week is awesome! (and restful!)
Keep doin’ what you love!
[yellow_box]Motivation Mondays is a series that I started to share encouragement with moms. I use my past struggles as well as triumphs as a backdrop for my writing in the hope that just as others have helped me along the way, my readers will find something beneficial to carry along with them throughout their week. I believe that community is important as well as honesty and transparency.Want to chat? Send me an email: littlekidsgrow (a) gmail (dot) com. My welcome mat is always at the door.[/yellow_box]