Friday, December 18, 2015

Finding Peace In The Snot

Sick babies are the worst! They cry because they have no other way to communicate they don't feel well. There are nearly zero medicines you can give them, because they are so little. They just want to be held, snuggled, walked around, bounced, or a combination of all of the above! But last night, around midnight, so I guess that means early this morning, I had a moment of peace.

While snuggling Jayce, snot running down my shoulder, I realized that I get this joy. As tired as I might be, I am blessed to be able to have a snotty baby and know that he'll snap back in a couple days. Some days it's hard for me to see this, and I want to pull my hair out. Some days I think, "Let me just get 5 minutes without you on me!" But I asked for him to come into our lives. There are many parents that don't get to snuggle their babies, because they were taken too soon or they are too sick to hold. So many parents whose worst fear is their baby getting a cold, because it could end their life.

Dealing with a stubborn 2 year old, a mouthy 3 year old and an angry 6 year old, alongside a sick baby, sounds terrifying, and some days it is! It might be the fact I'm getting older, and gaining more paitence, but I'm so unbelievably thankful for what I've been given! I'll take all of the attitudes and illnesses, because I can't imagine a world where I'm not their mommy! So during this stressful holiday season, when your children (or even family members) are on your last nerve; kiss them, love on them and be grateful that you can!

I know this isn't my typical light-hearted post, and it reads more like a long Facebook status, but I just think it is something that everyone needs to think of during this crazy time of year!

Sick baby snuggles!

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