I am sick with the stomach flu right now. Luckily I am starting to feel a bit better but things have been rough for the last day or so. I have mentioned before that I am not the most gracious sick person. In fact, I am quite pathetic. I just absolutely hate not feeling my best.
One thing about marriage that I have had to get used to is not having my mom around when I am sick. I know, that seems a little juvenile, but I grew up with my mom nearby all the time, and whenever I was sick she was right there making me feel better and taking care of me.
Now that I am a married lady all on my own, I have found that the times I miss my mom the most are when I am sick. Something about having my mom nearby just makes everything feel so much better. Last night I was up in the bathroom most of the night, and my sweet husband slept through the entire thing! Not that I blame him; he sleeps like a rock. But when I was growing up, my mom would have been right there with me, smoothing my hair and helping me as I succumbed to the icky stomach flu. So I had quite the pity party last night.
There is something just so wonderful about having a mom nearby when you feel terrible. I know many people who didn't have what I had growing up. Their mom's would prop them in front of the tv with a bucket and a box of tissues while they went off to work. I just cannot imagine that. My mom worked a bit when I was older, but she always made it clear to her bosses that her children were her number one priority. If I was not well enough to go to school, mom didn't leave me.
I have been hoping for some time now that God will bless me with a child. And I just cannot help but think that I would be devastated if God finally blessed me with a child and I was not there to care for it when it got sick. That I would make other things in my life more of a priority than taking care of the amazing blessing that God gave me. I thank my mom every day for showing me that I came first.