I never had to worry about whether or not my daughter was viable, she went to full term pregnancy. I don’t think there could be a worse terror than having to give birth early with only the term viable being used to describe your child’s chances.
I worked for a while with a business that helped Children’s Miracle Network. They work with a network of hospitals to help all children with injury or illness. I had the fortune of touring my local CMN hospital and saw the things they did for everyone from preemies (they need special sized medical equipment and tools) to teenagers using video games to distract them from their treatments. And we were there just after the completion of an all-inclusive playground on the grounds. It was very eye-opening.
Each one of us has reasons to be thankful… my daughter is a HUGE part of that for me. I have seen what could have been through others struggles and my heart breaks for them. If only I could have that magic wand I have looked for all my life… then there would be no need to worry if a baby was viable or not.
November brings a chill in the air and the start of the holiday gatherings of family and friends. I can’t believe I am down to the last two month of my challenge to find happiness and feel gratitude every day. I hope you join with me in the comments or your own blog in this challenge. No matter how small there is always a little good in even the worst day.
Today was another day of fatigue… only two naps though. And now I am wide awake too late in the night. I have yet to understand why fibro can cause such profound fatigue during the day but still give me trouble sleeping at night. Just one of many mysteries surrounding fibro.
I would have to say my happiness today came from a late night phone call. My daughter called after work tonight and the conversation ended up on food. One thing led to another and she talked me into making her a sandwich she would stop by and eat. It is one my Dad got me hooked on and I passed it down to my daughter. The combination may sound awful but the taste is really quite good. I made her a peanut butter and pickle sandwich. It made me happy to see her for a short while tonight.
My boyfriend made it through his shift at work today ok. But came home pretty wiped out. His fever is gone and he said instead of feeling like a train hit him, it is now only a pickup truck. I am grateful he is feeling a little better and has the next two days off to recover. To be on the safe side I filled up on Vitamin C and had some Echinacea tea today trying to keep it away from me.
I need to try to close my eyes and sleep now. Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude. Have a wonderful night/day!