what made it worse my husband had to take him alone as I couldn't wake up and drag my sick little daughter and between my tormenting moment of leaving him alone and his tears and pleas to go with him....my time stopped again!
Then for the 1st time I felt so useless...I wish I can further elaborate on this sad truth!! But the fact I couldn't be with him and every time I called for updates I could hear him crying and my heart sinking while my time stopped again!
And waw what a thread of support I received! with every mum's comment I felt at ease and a bit more relaxed... I felt I belong and I am not alone and that feeling is so rewarding to a MOM who felt useless!!
At 7:30 my husband called, they were coming back and so I allowed myself to close my eyes for 10 minutes!! After they got home I felt desperate need to make it up for my son..for not being with him in the ER entire 3 hrs! For not holding his hand, drying his tears, or reassuring him it will all be over soon! That Feeling was just painful!
Then tucked him to bed to sleep and rest while I went around cleaning the house and entertaining my little one so she wont wake up her dad and bro! However by 11:00 am
my son woke up screaming in pain and his cheek was doubled in size!! We rushed him again to the ER after being stuck in the terrible Hamra traffic only to get same answer as 1st visit, seems he is coming down with Mumps!
and till now I'm still up and worried to go to sleep while he is still in that condition!
So today, I stand up and salute YOU all my fellow tired, and yet amazing moms. The mom with no sleep. You the mom who needs to hear the nice encouraging words. You the devoted mom who works nonstop for her family. You the mom with those 2 or 3 kids who never gets a break. You the mom staying up late taking care and looking after your sick kids.
You are not alone if you’re tired. Trust me, you’re really not alone here.
Sometimes we all need a reminder of all that we are!! Just a Gentle Reminder from time to time to know WE are not ALONE....and that it is Okay to be a TIRED MOM every now and then :)
CAUSE no matter what at the end of the day we know with every UPS and DOWNS we are learning valuable lessons that are only making us STRONGER!