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I am a momma of 6 :) I have one grand-daughter who is 2 and a half and one who is 9 months!!...my youngest son is 6 months younger than the older one and 1 year older than the baby :) We homeschool and we are always on the go! I like to joke and say we are "addicted to chaos"! Long story short - we are parents of kiddos every age imaginable (almost) and like everyone else...We're learning as we go along! Thank the Lord...He's forgiving and LOVING - 'cause we're truly undeserving of all the wonderful gifts He's given to us!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

this too....

i wake after a long night of cuddling and calming and singing and baby tylenol doses. i wake to find that sleeping (little) and holding (lots) have left my nerves pinched in my neck and looking left is not an option (at least for today). pinched nerves and raw nerves may be the order of the day. i am at work (a blessing that does not feel like a blessing today)i want to be home with my little sickie boy. i can hear the traffic behind my head outside my office window and i am longing to be in one of those vehicles. headed north. headed home.
i will be - soon. i know that the saying "this too shall pass" is not only about the sickness, but also about the "mama anxiety" that comes along with it. i will take my coffee break and slowly sip my morning energy..begin to focus on the beauty of the day. the joy that comes in the morning. the blessings that we must be thankful for even when we don't want to be. i will feel the sun's rays beaming in my office window and give thanks. i guess if i can't look left - at least i can keep "looking up" :)

i'm linking up today over at: http://extraordinary-ordinary.net/


  1. Oh no hoping that you both feel better soon!!!! BTW I posted this week about the harvest your seed made!!!! Thank you so much for all the yummy food our garden produce :-)

  2. Ohh,, I am so sorry your little guy is sick! You are right... Keep looking up..keep looking forward to holding him, and letting that Mother's Love make him well again. Motherhood, lack of sleep, and sick babies are so hard sometimes,, I will be thinking and praying for you.

  3. Oh yes... the mama anxiety... hang in there, hope he gets better soon!

  4. I adore that last line! I hope that he feels better soon!!

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