Last Friday, Max got the stomach flu for the first time since he was 10 months old. I think it was a small, but glorious miracle that we did not all come down with it. The first time he was sick (which was also the first time I was a parent with a sick child), the three of us all went down hard at the same time and honestly I’ve been living in fear of it ever since. So, the fact that he was such a trooper, it passed quickly, and no one else got it (at the same time/yet) was a very pleasant reminder that we are not all doomed to absolute stomach destruction the moment one of us succumbs.
It also reminded me of how unbelievably grateful I am for both of my children’s good health. I cry tears of joys that they were born healthy and to this point have experienced no major illnesses or injuries. I am so, so thankful for them! I’ve seen some beautiful videos lately about motherhood, but this one absolutely took my breath away and I had to share it. The moment the mommy begins to cry, I completely lost it for the rest of the video. It is such a pure, heart-wrenching snapshot of a mother’s love for her child, how desperately one we do all she can to make it all better, and how helpless we truly are.
I hope this video touches you like it did me…
Gratitude at the gifts we’ve been given. Beauty in the midst of struggle. Perspective of our day-to-day trials. And looking to care for those who really are going through dark times.
Have a blessed weekend!