I Guess I’m Thankful

When you have a sick kid, sleepless nights, another kid with attitude and people who don’t pay their bills it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s hard to be thankful for what you have or what is going on around you. You have to maybe look harder than you’ve ever looked before but you are sleep deprived and haven’t had enough coffee so it seems impossible.

Yes. That is where I am at this wonderful Thankful Thursday Morning.

But I am still thankful. Pondering what exactly I am thankful for is taking a little longer than normal but it’s coming to me as my fingers click the keys….Kind of.

Delylah came home from school early on Monday sick. She had a fever, runny nose and a cough. I don’t take my kids to the doctors unless I don’t know what’s going on or they might die. Really though. Antibiotics just get pushed too much and I’m not for it. So Monday night and Tuesday night we were up all night. Temperatures reaching 103 sometimes. But last night she finally slept. Her temperature is steady between 99.5 and 100.1. I’m pretty positive she has the flu. Today I am thankful that urgent care is right around the corner. I am going not so someone can tell me she has the flu, but at this point we need a doctor’s note for school. They can do nothing for the flu that I can’t do at home except swab her throat and actually tell me it is the flu.

I am also thankful for the little amount of sleep I got last night (for some reason I just did not sleep well) and the large amount she got!

Tissue infused with aloe and lotion. We have gone through 4 boxes of tissue since Monday. If they weren’t infused with all that goodness her nose would be bleeding and raw.

Our 25 days of Christmas Activities and Movies. Levi thinks it’s kind of lame and says “No one else is doing this, why do we have to?” But it makes us spend time together. At least 2.5 hours everyday where no one is playing video games, everyone is in the same room and even though Levi might not want to be doing it, he’s smiling and having a good time.

Tomorrow is the last day of school before Christmas Break. Not that it matters for Delylah, she hasn’t been at school all week. But I have still been getting up at 5 am with Levi for school even after staying up with Delylah until 4:30am and I am so thankful break is coming! I would love to sleep. Assuming she gets better of course.

Kettle Corn and Hot Tea. That’s about what I am living off of right now and I gotta say, it’s pretty delish and goes well together.

Times are tough. Days are hard. The sickness is real. But I can still find things I am thankful for.

What are you Thankful for?



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