I will admit after riding it out with faith the last several days, today had me anxious. It was scary watching my preschooler sink that low and having to make her take every little sip of water or nibble of food. By dinner I told her needed her to eat or I was going to take her to the emergency room. I just couldn't take it anymore and worry was winning.
Luckily with some help and a typical dose of drama she did eat dinner. A miraculous thing happened; she perked back up and started joking and acting more like herself again. Just a little food, a little patience, a little love, and a little help brought my sweet girl back.
The baby was content with just a little attention, a little singing, and lots of snuggles. I pray that that will be enough tonight and tomorrow to ward off this second round that hit her sister today.
As for me I will keep dosing up on vitamins, rest, and lots of water. A little goes a long way but self-care takes it farther.
I'm grateful, so grateful, for my daughter coming around. I'm grateful to see her silliness returning and even some smiles. I'm grateful to indulge her in some of her requests like feeding her each bite and helping her wash her hands. I'm grateful for all the baby snuggles I got today. I'm grateful my sweet baby was doing ok today with even some smiles and lots of chatting. I'm grateful to know we all have strong immune systems. I'm grateful for being home with them today and to get another day home tomorrow. I'm grateful to make sure I am taking care of me so I can be healthy to take care of my family. I'm grateful that a little love, attention, and nourishment can go a long way.
What is your "little" that keeps you going? What gives you an extra boost to make it through the day? How do you choose to take care of yourself?
May today meet our self-care needs. May we accept the "little" stuff and trust it to take us a long way. Have a beautiful day!