Death Becomes Her

Help! I’ve been shot!! It got me!! Despite my best efforts, I got the flu.


As I lay in bed last night I was near tears. My head felt as though it was about to explode, I had to do this obnoxious mouth-breathing due to post nasal drip (I know sexy right?), and it hurt to swallow, I was sure I was on my death bed. I got up, stumbled to the bathroom, took a swig of NyQuil and hoped for the best. It was not a pretty scene.

This morning I am not feeling much better. But, tea in hand I plug away at lessons and cleaning the house. This mom is not afforded the luxury of a sick day. I spent most of the last two weeks nursing sick children back to health, it was inevitable I would catch the plague. But who nurses me? No one. And you know what? I am okay with this. I am okay with the fact that my kitchen may get a little dirty, my laundry may get a little behind, or the floor may not get vacuumed. The boys will most likely eat some quick fix food, as I do not feel like standing in the kitchen to cook. And that is okay. They will still have food. They will still get the nutrition they need. I know it isn’t the most nutritious, but it is something. And really all I can muster right now.

I have to remind myself, sometimes daily, that I am doing okay. That I am doing the very best I can. That my boys are loved and cared for, and they are turning out okay. I have to say “Hey mom, you got this.” and believe it.

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