I often write about how wonderful parenthood is... It is. It's just also accompanied by many hard, hard moments. Moments that sometimes I don't know if I'll make it through.
Our first cold and flu season up here in Oregon has hit our family hard. Not sure why, but it has. These past three weeks have offered us sick kids three times over with colds and the stomach flu... and has offered me the opportunity to fall apart a few times ;)
When both our kids are sick, my friend Rhiannon said it best, "it feels like we have 3 Harpers and 3 Bentleys". Both need to be held and snuggled, both have a hard time eating and functioning, and both can't sleep at night.
I decided to write about these things so that maybe when Harper's a mommy she'll know it's normal and ok to want to lose it sometimes; and maybe Bentley can tell his wife someday that she's not a bad mommy if she sometimes sits up crying at night with the baby.
I do... I did last night... and I love my kids even more.