tired of sick...

I'm tired of this. When the kids first got sick, I kind of enjoyed cozying up on the couch, snuggling, staying home intentionally, tending to my little ones. But it has now almost been two weeks and oh, how I am tired of it. Tired of the sleepless nights, the snotty noses, ear aches, sore throats, hacking coughs, strange bodily fluid, and endless crying. Endless. And I am even tired of the movies and staying home all of the time. I need a break from the germs.

I have a bad attitude this morning and I'm just writing this because I must get out of it. This is so not a big deal...my kids are generally healthy and I know they will get better...I'm just a bit weary. But enough, enough, enough of my complaining!

But I guess that is what love is all about. It isn't supposed to be easy, breezy all of the time. Love is work. No surprise, of course...but sometimes I have to reevaluate my attitude. If I only have a good attitude about itty-bitty hardships like this when it is easy and fresh, what good is that? These are the times that my mama-love can truly shine, if I choose to let it...and if I go to where I can find rest...

He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul.
Psalm 23:2-3

I may be taking the next couple of days off from blogging as I try to get these kiddos healthy...and as I work on my attitude ;) I just had to add this picture of my sick boys!


Munchkin Land said...

You wouldn't be real if you didn't share even the hard times, such as this. It IS hard and I've been there. We're just wrapping up a 4-6 week cycle of sharing sicknesses again and again. Hang in there! This is the part of mommyhood that is NOT fun or glamourous. But Parker and Griffin will know that you were there for them and that's all that matters!

Thinking of you...

Kati said...

I so know the feeling of the endless sicknesses! Why can't colds come one day, and be gone the next...or even a few days. But weeks, no wonder you're weary. Hang in there...You'll have your bouncy baby boys back before you know it!

Anonymous said...

Hope you feel better soon
Have a good weekend


Anonymous said...

awwww. hope your boys get better soon. I like the photo, too. I always find it interesting how siblings can look so different, but alike at the same time. Does that make sense?? Anyway, sometimes I see that in some of your pics. :)

Wendy said...

I hope everyone gets better soon! Someday they will be thankful their mom was there for them caring for their needs through the ups and downs of life. Some of my best memories of my mom are of her taking care of me when I was sick. She was patient and loving, and I'm sure that wasn't easy at the time.

They sure do look cute, even when they are sick. :)

ChupieandJ'smama said...

It's tough when the kids are sick, especially both at the same time. Best wishes for speedy recoveries!

Dan said...

That picture is awesome of Griffin. He looks like Joel when he is sick. lol

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