About 2 pm today, I ran into the proverbial brick wall. I was (and still am) so damned tired that it is all I can do to stay awake. Multiple nights of sick children and interrupted sleep have truly driven home the point that I am no longer 20 yrs old. All around me were the sounds of a normal afternoon...video games being played, the dogs barking in the back yard, Gabe making gross jokes about something. With all the noise swirling around me, I was still so tired I could have gone to sleep then and slept until tomorrow but, damn it, I couldn't. I had to stay at least semi-coherent because I have 3 kids who either want or need me around. Suddenly, it hit me just how blessed I am.
Despite their transient childhood illnesses, my boys are strong and healthy.
Despite the chaos and noise, there is a sense of peace and well-being in my house. Everything is how it should be.
Despite the exhaustion, or maybe because of it, I realized how lucky I am to be available to my kids whenever they need me.
I sighed in contentment, propped my eyelids open with toothpicks, and went on with my afternoon.
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