We all have it from time to time in our lives…DRAMA! It seems like drama has been following my family around the past 6 months, and over the weekend drama reared it’s ugly head yet again. Things had been so great, but then the rash started. By Sunday night Wit was covered in it and throwing up his bottles. The doctor suspected he had developed an allergy to soy.
SOY and MILK! Are you kidding me! I had let breast feeding go about 2 weeks ago so I was in a panic….WHAT AM I GOING TO FEED MY BABY??????
Now 3 days later we found a formula which is pretty much just amino acids, and I am back at it pumping trying to get my milk back…..it’s SLOWLY coming!!
So during one of my pumping sessions this morning, Wit finally down for a nap after an hour of trying, the girl’s playing, the dish washer running, and the house actually picked up for the moment, I began to thank God for the blessing so far that day. 1. Wit was actually napping 2. I was able to have a few minutes to clean up the kitchen 3. the girls were getting along. And then my eyes welled up with tears. A feeling of thankfulness washed over me, and I thought my heart might burst. What a gift God gave me this morning to even have the ability to be thankful, to be able to rise above the drama and craziness, and simply count my blessings. A beautiful gift of a thankful heart.
Sure there have been many days when I let the drama wash over me like a dark storm, but today I chose thankfulness. I believe having a heart of gratitude changes everything. It allows us to be better mothers and wives, and those are my 2 most important jobs right now.