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.