Yesterday was rough. Like, I’d even venture to say completely and downright awful.
My poor baby girl ended up with some kind of tummy bug and by the end of the day, she burned through six pairs of undies and pants, screamed from the pain, woke up with nightmares during her nap, threw up once for Daddy, and attached herself to me the remainder of the day. For a girl who would typically eat and drink nonstop throughout the day if we let her, getting her to drink or eat anything was nothing short of torture. Seeing as how I’m not one that handles bodily fluids of any kind very well, it was NOT my best day ever.
It’s days like this when I could easily get down in the dumps (literally, GAG) and let it bring me down. I can pretty much vouch that shortest distance from a happy-go-lucky momma to one of the cranky pants variety is a path filled with your child’s sickest of days. There is nothing more difficult to watch than seeing your helpless baby in pain with nothing that you can do to fix it. Plus, it doesn’t help when you have to clean up what is making them so miserable multiple times throughout the day. Super gag.
Tonight though, as The Husband and I were getting them ready for bed, we had a magical moment. All four of us snuggled up together in our king sized bed, watched a few You-Tube videos of Disney roller coasters, and for the first time ever, both kids fell fast asleep cuddled up next to me. I was able to feel their breathing even out and get deeper as they drifted off. I was able to feel their little hand twitches as they began the first of their nightly dreams. I was even able to hear the words they whispered softly while deep in slumber.
And in that instant, all of the crap of the day flew right out the window and all that mattered, all that made up that day, was those few precious and sacred minutes we spent as a family. If it weren’t for Reagan’s tummy troubles, we would have never had our silver lining of the day so, while I’m not glad by any means that my poor girl isn’t feeling well, I’m choosing to remember the positives of today.
Today is a new day ready for its own silver lining to be found.
I’d love to know how you’ve found a silver lining in a rough time you’ve had in the past. Let’s uplift each other!