Pressing my feet into the bathmat, I hear them before the water quiets.
Giggles slide under the door and mingle with the steamed air. Their is talk of shaking their booties as the music rises. Michael Jackson on a Sunday morning.
A smile finally moves across my face and I decide it will be this.
This moment will carry me today.
I will not think about the week or neglected laundry or waiting doctor calls or yesterday or tomorrow.
Right now is quiet mixed with giggles.
Steam mixed with clear thoughts
and solitude mixed with a booming house.
I can do this.
Twenty minutes ago may have been tears and spilled juice and lost energy
and twenty minutes from now may be tired feet and drawn out tantrums and Tylenol or Motrin.
But right now? This moment is good.
And I will let it carry me through the next.
For those of you wondering, McKenna is doing okay. We spent the week visiting doctors, trying to get tests scheduled and figuring out how to make all of this work, and I finally feel like we have a plan of care. We found a great neurologist who will work hand in hand with a geneticist to help us find more answers and will monitor her general health more closely. She is also starting to regain some energy… it was great to see her trying to keep up with her brothers this weekend, even if it was just to take away whatever they were playing with :). Thanks so much for ALL of your thoughts, words can’t explain how amazing it feels to be supported by all of you.
What sweet/good/happy moment will you use to carry you through the stress today?
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