Friday, 8 May 2009


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.


  1. i am sorry to hear the deaglan is sick. i hope he feels better soon. that video is so funny! LMAO!!!

  2. i hope he is all better soon. and no health insurance is so hard. i really feel for anyone that doesn't have it and is in need. hopefully obama does something about this, but it is quite a monster to tackle.

  3. That video is a hoot! Hope Deaglan feels better soon, days like that are very hard.

  4. So true, I consider it a blessing to have health care. I know people who live here in America who struggle with paying health care bills.

    I love the Moms idea. Awesome. :)

  5. I hope Deaglan gets to feeling better soon!

    You are so right. We are so lucky to end up in the situations we are in. I just hope those who aren't so lucky find ways to improve their situations.

  6. Everyone is always impacted when the little one of the house is sick. I do hope he feels better soon.

    And the video was funny - I especially loved the translation of the baby crediting moms for mashed bananas.

    Take care and happy mother's day to you!

  7. Hope Deaglan is feeling much better soon! Poor thing!

    I often think that, too, how lucky we are, in comparison to so many others around the world.

    Happy Mother's Day!

  8. Bless you!! Hope he feels better soon... it's never fun when they're sick multiple times... all right together. And 'crying it out' never worked for me when my girl was sick. Hope it all returns to normal soon. Enjoy your little blessing of a son!!


  9. What a terrific video!!! Love it! So sorry that Deaglan is sick! Hope he gets better soon, and that "Mom" gets some rest! ~Janine

  10. Hey Kim!
    Love the video! I sent to all the moms I know! Hope you had a wonderful day and Deaglan feels better soon!
    It was great seeing you!

  11. I don't see a video link here; what's my problem? But anyway, hope the little guy feels better soon so Mommy can get some sleep and "me" time!


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