Monday, February 9, 2009

I am lucky

There is a story I have been following for a while now - that of Baby Declan (www.all-hands-on-dec.co.za)

Baby Declan is flying with the angels now - and it truly is a heart wrenching story.

I have been under a lot of pressure lately - both at home and at work. I am ashamed to admit I have been taking it out on my children.

Lol I haven't been beating them or anything like that, but I have been extremely irritable and short tempered and every day have been living for that moment when they are both in bed so I don't have to hear their constant demands.

After hearing about the passing of Baby Declan I realise how lucky I am.

I am lucky to not have to sit in hospital next to my baby's bed side every day.

I am lucky to be able to kiss my babies good night every night.

I am lucky to be greeted with smiles and sloppy kisses every morning.

I am lucky to be able to hold them and cuddle them straight out a bath.

I am lucky to hear Saige's cries or Lem's moaning because it means they CAN talk.

I am lucky to have my girls argue with me because it means they CAN hear.

I am lucky Lem asks me to walk her into school everyday – because it means she CAN walk



I feel very lucky and blessed today.

3 comments:

Laura said...

We are so lucky Tanya!

I posted about my kids being sick and a mom left a comment whose child has leukemia!

Kinda puts it all in perspective!

Corey~living and loving said...

Sometimes we do need perspective, huh?

we are very lucky, indeed.

supermom said...

It is so true. Sometimes we just forget how very lucky we are. So sad for that family