She, like me, stayed home from BlogHer.
She, like me, had a sick baby, keeping her from attending.
But while my baby has kicked his virus to the curb and is feeling better, her baby isn’t doing well at all. In fact, right now they’re in the hospital, as they’ve been on and off his little baby life. Her baby, Stellan, has a heart problem that won’t go away until he receives surgery – a surgery the doctors have said they don’t want to give him until he’s older, and he’s not there yet. Right now he sits in a hospital room, being pumped full of meds to keep him alive, And they could use your help – your prayers, your thoughts, your positive energy.
In the meantime, I’m gonna stop feeling so stupidly sorry for myself for having missed this conference, and having missed seeing my bloggy friends, and start being thankful that my baby got better, and is healthy. I stayed home to tend to him, as Jennifer (MckMama) stayed home to tend to Stellan. Mine got better. Hers didn’t.
Who the hell am I to be a whiny cranky woman about missing the conference? What is the matter with me? I should be down on my damned KNEES grateful my son is alright, breathing normally, as he is, with a heart beating normally, as it is, suckling from my breasts and happily making a mess in his high chair, painting baby food on himself, as he turns 10 months old today.
I should’ve been grateful for his giggles, and his babbles, grateful that my other, once-sick children are now alright, too. Grateful we were blessed with healing children. Instead, there I was, an ungrateful sourpuss all weekend who needed a good swift kick in the hind-side to see how amazingly idiotic and ungrateful I was being.
I can think of nothing else right now, no “crazy parenting” blog offerings for you, other than thoughts and prayers for Stellan and their family. Please help lift this momma up in their time of need, don’t let her brave this alone.
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