Archive for October, 2010

Well, it’s  been about eight months since the actual occurance of the above mentioned title, but I’ve been meaning to write about it for a while.   It was a cool day in February and this is how it goes.  Sickness in the house is never good.  Surprise sickness when you’ve already gotten up, showered and are dressed for work is even worse!  It was a Thursday.  I got up and worked through my morning routine.  Gabriel hadn’t made a sound, which was great because I was able to prepare myself without interruption.  What a great morning.  The sun was shining.   It’s even possible that I was having a great hair day.  I walked into his room to wake him.  There was a slight odor of peanut butter in the air.  It made me smile, thinking of Gabriel enjoying his peanut butter sandwich for dinner last night.  He loves peanut butter.  Next I climbed into his bed with him, and that was when things took a turn for the worse…

My hand.  Puddle.  Peanut Butter Puke.  I’m not sure if I screamed, but I think I might have.  What I do know is  that whatever writhing around I did after trying to get out of the puke puddle didn’t wake Gabriel.  Ordinarily I don’t think that I would let him sleep in puke, but he didn’t budge when I tried to wake him.  He looked so warm and cozy under his blankets that I smiled over his peaceful body and decided to let him sleep, because who knows what the day would bring.   I was beginning to feel nauseous and a little funny myself, power of suggestion…Well, that day turned out to be pretty good.  There was no more vomiting and we just got to enjoy a slow, relaxing day together.  

As a full time working mom I rarely get to just spend a day relaxing with my son, now 4 1/2.  Days like this one I just described are some of my only chances to slow down and just enjoy being with him and doing nothing else!  One of my goals in life is just to be home more.  I don’t know what that means, but I feel God calling me to do so.  I haven’t figured out how I am going to make it happen, but I am.  I hope that you’ll follow me on my journey of motherhood, marriage and every day life!  Starting today, I am up for round two of puke awakening.  About an hour ago, Gabriel crawled into bed with my husband and I.  He looked so sweet and snuggled up in between us.  I was pretty groggy at 1:15 AM, so I figured I would let him stay until he fell asleep again.  That was when the gurgling sound came.  Puke.  On my bed, in my hair, under my husband’s arm.  Yuck.  After going on a mission to get everyone cleaned up and back to bed I went to Gabriel’s bed.  Major puke mess.  Went back to check on him on the couch and realized that the sweet little guy had gone and changed his own pajamas before coming into our bed.  One word to describe this,  Joy.  Gabriel is a really great kid and I have to slow down and find joy even in the most unexpected places.


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