Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day Blessings

So as you all know yesterday was Mother's Day. It started off like most, breakfast in bed made by the kids and Dad. (Sam woke up too late to help and insisted I eat again so he could help make breakfast, too cute!) Then the craziness began. Joseph started to complain his ear hurt so we pulled out the otoscope (sp?) to check things out. One ear was cloudy and the other was bulging and raging red. We gave him some tylenol and a warm compress as we started to get the others ready for church. After Ronny left with the kids Joseph settled down and watched a movie. 15 minutes later Ronny was back from church with Sam who had a major allergy attack after walking into Scrament meeting (probably due to the flowers). After returning he was able to catch the last minute of the children singing to their Mother's. Charley was positioned in front of the microphone and it sounded like a Charley solo with the rest of the children as back up singers. (I wish I was there to see that!)

Ronny returned from church at noon, we called a neighbor in for a blessing for Joseph, and then he and I headed to the Urgent Care as his ear now looked like it was on the verge of rupturing. After two hours of waiting (it was really busy!) we finally saw the doctor, she was able to numb his ear with benzocaine and write us a couple prescriptions. She also told us Joseph should now be on Zyrtec until July as his allergies were probably the culprit for the massive double ear infection he was now suffering (2 in a month!). Poor guy. After we filled the prescriptions we went home to crash and make dinner. Ronny had cleaned the kitchen and made me my favorite chocolate oatmeal cookies. Yum!

During those quiet minutes at Urgent Care comforting my son I realized how truly blessed I was. Here was my son who the Lord has blessed me with wanting to sit in my lap and be comforted, no one else, just me Mom. When we came home he wanted to snuggle up next to me and take a nap. What a treat! When Sam had come home from church he immediatley sought me out and wanted comfort as well. Two of my boys wanted their Mother's love. Through out the day Charley and Ben would wander in for a chat and a quick hug. What could be better than that on Mother's Day? So yes, it was a very long day filled with lots of crying and discomfort but I wouldn't have traded a second of it, knowing your kids love you that's the best gift anyone could give a Mother on such a day!