Motherhood, it’s not for the faint of heart, is it? We may eat a diet filled with fresh fruit and vegetables and good sources of fat and proteins, but I’m learning you have to let go, there is sometimes only so much you can do. Mama’s can’t prevent everything and perhaps that is a good lesson to learn. My son this week has an infection, only he doesn’t just get an infection, he gets an antibiotic resistant strain and as it is creeping near his brain. He has 24 hrs for it to begin working or he’s off to the hospital for a few nights stay. Wouldn’t that be a lovely addition to our summer plans? (Ahem. No!) This mama is oh so tired and needing to find thanks after a very hard week all around. (As I write this, I’m reminded it is only Tuesday…oh my!)
However, I’m truly grateful for:
- Antibiotics – I rarely take my children to the Dr, I believe in most cases good nutrition, time and rest make all the difference, but this week I was so pleased we have medicine which will fix.
- A Flexible Schedule – While my hours are very long and technology means I’m very rarely away, I’m ever so thankful for the ability to work remotely, leave early, or arrive late if my children are sick.
- The wide-variety of amazing natural, organic and fairtrade products on offer here. Having a visitor, I’m reminded of just how much access we have compared to most. This week I’ve been making homemade bug spray, hair detangler and my favourite, homemade toothpaste. Any essential oils and natural ingredients needed are just around the corner. It isn’t something I take for granted.
- A trip to the farm, before sickness spread!
- Peppers growing on our plot!
- All the special people in our lives. I feel our “army” is small and mighty and I’m forever grateful.
- Lovely comments on the simple, green & frugal co-op post I recently wrote.
- A fabulously, relaxing weekend jaunt (& glass of wine) with 1/2 of the couple my children think hung the moon! (I kind of felt like a grown up again!)
Now if my wee boy’s body would expel this infection, I’d be very grateful indeed!