I've been trying to write a post for a few hours now. Deaglan is sick again and has been waking up about every 15 minutes to half our since 7:30. Letting him cry it out just isn't an option when he's this sick. I won't lie, I look forward to the precious few hours after I put him to bed as me time. A glass of wine, dinner with Shaune, maybe a good show on tv, maybe some time on the computer.
But we've been to the doctor three times this week. Once for pink eye, once for a sore throat and cold (the daycare said he refused to eat or drink anything on Tuesday) and tonight for an ear infection.
All I can say is that I am very grateful that we have healthcare and my heart breaks for those parents that don't. I also have a benefit plan through work which covers a substantial portion of all prescribed medicine. We are so very lucky.
A friend and colleague of mine said something so profound to me the other day that I just have to share it here. She travelled to Korea to teach English for a year a while back and I think the experience really changed her. She said the experience made her realize that pure luck was responsible for the circumstances we are each born into. Isn't that so true! What makes me more deserving of this abundant life than any one of the millions of hungry and homeless people in this world?
I found this today and it made me smile. I wanted to leave it here for you (especially all of you moms out there). Send it out if you get the chance. I did today and I received some delighted phone calls and emails from moms I know.