** above pictures from a much better baby girl this week **
last week was rough y'all. like real rough. g was the sickest she has EVER been in her life and it rocked this mama's world - emotionally and physically. she had a fever (103.5!) for a few days, some tummy issues - oh and a lovely rash broke out just as i thought she was getting better! and sleep? yea there was none. for anyone involved. but the strangest thing happen. in the midst of the midnight tears (from my sick babe and from yours truly) i would look down at my precious angel and be reminded of how blessed i was. undeservingly so. i get to be her mom. i get to comfort her when she's sick. and when she's really sick i get to put her in bed with me and rub her back for hours on end. i get to do that y'all. and i pray i never take that for granted.
parenting is hard. the hardest thing i've ever done. and you veteran mamas and daddys out there are probably thinking that i don't know the least of it. and you're right. i don't. and i know it gets harder. but it gets richer too.
so this week we attempted to catch up on sleep, scrubbed the germs off of every surface in our house and try to establish better sleep habits... again. i still think about last week. and how hard it was. how sad it was (seeing your baby sick pains you in ways you never thought possible, which then breaks for my heart for parents out there who continually see their child sick - i'm praying for yall, hard). but i'm thankful for those cuddles i stole last week. those mornings waking up to my baby girl. and i'm thankful she's all better. and that we can run and play this weekend.
happy friday friends - spend time on what matters this weekend!