Friday, October 26, 2007

I am the lucky one.

It has been one of those weeks, when 3 of your 5 kids are sick and missing school every other day. You are constantly exhausted from wiping runny noses and making soup. The house is falling behind and you need a shower. Your littlest one is whining about everything and you are "all done" with all the sickness. You find a minute to sneak a way and blog, grateful for the peace and quiet. Still delirious you try to post but the two minutes you have been typing is interrupted by a little angel asking for drink. You manage to calmly agree to fill her cup and as you head to the kitchen, a little hand wraps around two of your fingers. All at once you realize that you are the lucky one. You are the lucky one who gets to wipe the runny noses and comfort them when they are feeling so badly. You are the lucky one who gets to love these little children. You are the lucky one because they bless your life SO much. You are the lucky one who gets to enjoy the warm feeling that fills you heart with joy by the simple thought of their smiling faces.


I am the lucky one.

7 comments:

Mamita said...

This really made me appreciate my role as a mother. It is true. So true.

Holly said...

Yay, a new post!

I love this message. What a great reminder of our roles as mothers. We are definitely blessed.

Kayelyn said...

Great post with a great perspective. Hope they all get feeling better soon and you can have your shower;)

Misty said...

I have GOT to change my attitude. We have been sick, too, for weeks.... some one has been at least, and now we're starting again - - - all 3 kids, again!! For.The.Love.

T * R * B said...

As mothers we are only human. We love are kids more then ANYTHING but wow there is only so much crying in one day I can take. I know the last week while Tayla and Torin were sick I could not wait for Eli to come home because I thought my whole body would explode if I had to hold my little sick baby for one more min. Then as soon as he would get home he did not hold her because she wanted me and I knew that I was the one she wanted because Mom always makes it better. It is nice to be reminded in those despreat times. :)

Cocoa said...

Beautifully written post, Inga. It's all about perspective isn't it?

I hope everyone recovers quickly!

Holly said...

Tag, You're It!