Reacting

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I don't think an hour has passed, including much of my sleeping hours, without thinking of the tragedy at Sandy Hook. I don't think my words are big or will bring comfort to anyone, so I feel incapable of addressing what happened.

Instead, I can share how we reacted.

Friday night, after Isaac and I were diagnosed with Influenza and shelled out $140 for Tamiful prescriptions, we bunkered down at home and did the only thing I could possibly imagine: we just loved together. Inspired by Erin's recent Christmas tree picnic, we put a blanket on the ground and ate pizza. Next up were root beer floats and Ice Age 3.
Christmas tree #pizza #picnic with the littles tonight, inspired by @erinkkr, because I really couldn't think of a single other place I'd rather be. Next up Ice Age: Continental Drift, popcorn and ice cream. #familytime #boymama #holdthemclose

We cuddled, snuggled, kissed and hugged. Every minute Tony and I aware of the grieving parents who were unable to do the same. Isaac's fever returned and he ended up falling asleep in my lap. My legs were achy, as I too had the flu, but I couldn't move him. Thirty minutes later, there we stayed still cuddled up, mother and son.
My stomach bug didn't go too far, as Isaac has been diagnosed with influenza. So hard to see him sick, but totally soaking up his feverish cuddles. #baby1 with #baby3 #holdthemcloseFriends, we're both still here. I just can't put him down. I want to hold him forever. And ever. #mychildmyheart

It was a hard weekend, with the boys and I being sick. It never seems that their sickness results in a meek spirit, but we stayed cooped up together and I just reminded myself how blessed we are to be entrusted with these small lives, for as long as God allows. I spoiled where I could, with treats and cuddles.
Because nothing beats macaroni and cheese when you have the flu. Not pictured: my HEAPING bowl of #comfortfood. #fluprovisionsExtra snuggles were kind of mandatory today. No ifs, ands, or buts. #ezrajohn #loveforct #mychildmyheart

Just really, how very blessed indeed.
It's been a trying day, to say the least. All said and done, incredibly thankful for these three rowdy bodies. #boymama #holdthemclose

3 comments:

Meredith said...

$140?! Ridiculous!

Couldn't imagine a better way to spend the weekend!

Megan said...

Love your sweet perspective.

Julie S. said...

Those sweet cuddles. Love.

 

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