Wednesday, July 11, 2012

{ a sick day }

My little guy was sick today.
He has a constant fever that only ibuprofen relieves temporarily.
I have a gut feeling that he is cutting some infamous molars
so I'm giving him another day or two to see how it goes.

Even though there are always things to do,
I decided today was the day to dedicate entirely to cuddling and spoiling Jake.
I put a blanket on the floor in our tv room and laid down.
We watched a lot of tv and played with cars and trains, 

As I laid there without a care in the world
(other than praying that Jacob gets healthy very soon)
I realized what a blessing it is to be a stay-at-home mom.
I realized how lucky I am to be able to tend to Jake’s every need.
 Because it's all I wanted to do today... help him feel better.

We don’t have an extravagant lifestyle.
Phil works a lot and then comes home to pitch in more than he should.
I work a little bit and I take care of the kids and our home as best as I can.
We don't have extra dollar bills laying around.
God knows I want a lot of things and I have to control my material desires.
Phil and I often have to sacrifice to get things we want, 
even if it's as simple as dinner out at Five Guys.
Being confined to the restraints of a budget frankly sucks sometimes.

No it’s not easy to be home knowing that things would be easier if I went out to work everyday.
But today reminded me that no money could replace me at home with my boy. 

Other things I'm so grateful for today:
1. Phil came home early from work not once but TWICE this week. 
That has never happened before.

2. I ran out of coffee like last week but I haven't gotten to the store yet 
so my mom brought me some this morning because she just knows.

3. That I have wise friends in real life and in the blog world 
who I can text for prayers and with questions about children.

4. That my kid is so darn cuddly when he's sick. Gotta look at the bright side, right?

5. And probably most importantly, for Jake's blankie... 
for the comfort and security it brings to Jake's life. 
I guess there are things even a mom can't provide. 

a punk, a pumpkin and a peanut
linking up with carina, sarah, cami, and julia


Courtney said...

This is so well written and such a sweet post. I have been having a hard time reigning in my materialistic desires and your post definitely opened my eyes! Thank you for that!

Stephanie said...

You are a wise woman. You will never regret being at home with your children. xxoo

Daisy said...

Hope your little one will feel better soon!
Saying hello fom the GFC blog hop and I've added myself to your followers. I would love it if you could visit my blog and maybe follow back.

Cami said...

Aww what a precious & beautiful post. So sweet & thoughtful.
Praying for your little one :)

What a beautiful, thankful heart you have! ox

Thanks for linking up to Thankful Thursday with me at First Day of My Life!! :)
Happy weekend! ox

Queer Christian Collective said...

I hope your little guy gets better! I'll pray for his health :) Stopping from from Coast to Coast to say hello, follow, and wish you a wonderful Saturday ♥

Elise @

Cassie said...

Your boy is SO adorable!! And isn't 2-year-old teething the absolute worst?? My son had a really tough time. I found you via the GFC blog hop and am happy to be your newest follower! I'd love a visit back at! :) said...

I hope Jake is feeling better so soon, he still smiles when he's sick, what a sweetheart. Loved your words in this post, spoke to my heart as usual! ;) Hugs, Michelle

Sarah {the fontenot four} said...

I love your post. I hope your son is feeling better now. I totally know what you mean about the financial constraints. We are going through that now ourselves. Yes, it does suck sometimes. Thank you so much for linking up with me last week! It has been a very crazy week here, so I'm a bit behind. But thank you! I hope you come by and link up this week!


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