Thursday, March 8, 2012

Lilah, what did I do to deserve you?


As mommy to Lilah, I quite often wonder,
"what did I do to deserve her?" 
(read: have mercy, Jesus)

For example:
When I've been awake all night caring for & cleaning up after her daddy & brother, who contracted an ugly stomach bug, which also woke up her sick baby sister,
she's still up bright and early at 6:53am huunngreeee and fuurrsteeeee.
Lord, have mercy.

More & more often lately I find myself wondering,
"what did I do to deserve her?" 
(read: thank you, Jesus)

Today was one of those days.
She seems completely oblivious to the fact that our family has been plagued with illness for a ridiculously long time now and furthermore she has no idea this is the worst of all weeks.
Today was the first day I've been out of bed in 3 days because fever, chills, nausea, etc knocked me out of commission.
One of my first tasks was steam vacuuming an accident out of the living room carpet. Not good.

My Nana died yesterday and I had to finagle a flight that departed after my husband got out of work & returned home before he started again so I could make the funeral, while my baby, with bronchitis whined on my hip.
My conversation with Southwest customer relations was interrupted by a call from the school nurse telling me my son had a fever, and stomach ache & needed to be picked up asap.

To her this was today's outing, which, as usual, she requested involve lunch at Chick fil A. She didn't whine when I said "no"& explained we were getting Carter & going to the Dr. She put on her sparkly shoes, furry-hooded vest, and asked to take a banana with her for the trip.
To her this was a "roll down the window, stick your head out, and feel the wind blowing through your hair" day. I honestly don't think I would have noticed that it was 73 degrees & beautiful today if it weren't for my rear-view mirror glimpse of her.

I would probably have crumbled at urgent care with all 3 kids-one so sick he was already laying on the filthy floor by the time I got my insurance card out at the registration desk-but I turned to see Lilah's naked booty bent over in front of the potty, door wide opened to the waiting room! 

Oh, Lilah, what did I do to deserve you?

Consider this my "thankful for" post for this week.
Regretfully,  I haven't written a single thing in my thankfulness journal in over a week. Which now that I think about it, could be a reason why this week has been nearly unbearable.



*photo by sjbridgeman photography
*cropped for emphasis by me








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