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Your Moment Is Now

I'm not sure how you came across this post, maybe you subscribe, maybe you saw it on social media, maybe you found it in a Google search. (If you found it by googling shoot me an email I'm really curious how you found me. :) 

But regardless of how you wound up here-you are here. And I would like to take this moment to encourage you to take a moment to breathe.

I find that sometimes life gets so hectic and so rushed and so hurried that I literally forget to just stop and take a moment to breathe.

 Your moment is now.

If You Are Curious

Kid gets flu. Kid gets pneumonia in addition to the flu. Kid stops eating/drinking. Kid almost dehydrates. Begin the hour by hour watch about having him admitted to the hospital. Mom gets low grade fever. Mom's fever keeps rising. Mom develops a hacking cough. Kid starts having watery explosive poops to the point that it goes up the back and down the leg at the same time. Mom is busy constantly trying to clean up the kid and keep him comfortable. Kid will drink but not eat. Kid will eat but not drink. Kid poops more. Mom's head feels as if it is about to explode. Mom is dizzy - too dizzy to be safe home alone with kid. How is it possible to have this much snot? Dad has to miss work to come help. Mom sleeps. Kid sleeps. Dad sleeps. More poop. Much more poop. Then there is vomit, followed by more poop.

Mom gets her heart broken in a way that somehow has wound up hurting more than other heart breaks. Let down. Disappointed. Mad that she allowed herself to open up to people and once again get hurt.

Kid starts eating. Hallelujah! Poop continues.

Now Mom has poops.

Mom gets email that the job she was excited about starting but happened to coincide with the flu is no longer a job. Was told she didn't have time to donate to the project.

Tears followed by more tears.

Tells herself the hurt will stop. The sting of rejection will eventually fade. The desire to 'fit' isn't as important as the thought of it.

Kid refuses nap. Mom is exhausted but at least relieved that kid feels better to throw a fit about nap time.

More poop. More snot.

We are on day 8 of the flu.


  1. Oh no! Good luck, I hope y'all get better soon!

    1. Sigh.. better in some ways, worse in others. Hubby came home with a stomach bug on Friday.. yep... Lil Man has it again..

  2. It is the absolute worst when you are sick, but to be sick at the same time as a kid? Pure hell. Get better!

    1. Thanks... yes.. this has not been a 'fun' adventure.

  3. OMG - you poor things. My daughter had pneumonia last year and it really is awful.

    Get well soon.

    Kate x

    1. Yes, it isn't fun. And I'm not sure the treatments are helping because he's wheezing a good bit. We go back next week for a 'well' visit and shots, so I imagine we'll be taking another look at his chest also.

  4. Oh No ! Our lives are in synch. isnt it nice how poop and flu can bring Mommies together.

    1. :) I'm so tired of smelling like 'sickness'.


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