Monday, November 10, 2014

30 Days of Thanks {Little Interruptions}

If I listed for you all the interruptions I've had to accommodate this past week, we could be here all day.
The reason I am thankful for them is simple: they cause you to stop and check yourself.

Kids seems to always get sick on a day I have an event planned.  You know, an out of the ordinary event; a thing I need to attend; and look professional. 
It's when I'm already pressed for time or trying to do too much in too little time that someone gets sick.

If it's Buddy, getting sick {spiking a fever, even a low one; getting chills, a nasty cough} means a visit to the Doctor.  He has asthma and has ended up in the hospital before when he got so sick that breathing treatments weren't helping him.

It was one of the scariest things for me as his Mom, because he was only 2 or 3 and so tiny.  Watching a tiny one struggle to breathe is always scary but when it's your own child and you can't help him, I think it's worse.

So we've learned not to mess around with him and illness that could aggravate his asthma.  We travel with his nebulizer now - no exceptions - even day trips.  We do maintenance treatments everyday during the school year. And we go to the doctor with almost every sniffle for him, just to be sure his lungs are clear and that there isn't any other kind of infection going on.

Anyway, back to my original point: I've learned that these unexpected "ain't nobody got time for this" interruptions are usually a wake up call.
A call to slow down and pay attention.

God's way of saying:
 "...slow down..."
"'re missing it..."
"'s the little things..."
"...find joy in the everyday happenings..."

I also think He's teaching us to see the good in all things.

That's something that I'm hoping {and trying} to teach my kids too - 

always find the good.

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