Very fortunate indeed

24 Jul

Sometimes Hannah drives me a little bit crazy.  She often throws her food on the floor with a mischievous smug look on her face.  Sometimes she wakes up in the middle of the night and cries for 2 hours.  When I take her to a shop and she is walking around, she pulls things off shelves, puts things in her mouth, won’t let me hold her at all, and generally wreaks havoc.  All mums grumble about some things that their children do, but I think it’s time for a change in perspective.  I am so lucky to be able to be driven a little crazy by my cheeky little monkey.  Everything she does, every moment she is here is a complete blessing.

I was checking out the top 25 “Mommy blogs” when I came across this one: about a baby who died of an undiagnosed congenital heart defect while nursing on her mother’s breast.  I bet that Mom would kill to be able to be up for 2 hours at night with her baby, be thrown up on, peed on, have her hair pulled, witness tantrums, and be driven a little crazy sometimes.

Next time Hannah does something that may get on my nerves a little bit, I will think of Cora’s story, and remember that my precious little Hannah is a joy no matter what she is doing, especially considering that she too has a heart defect (little hole in her heart).  We are truly blessed and fortunate.

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