I am trying so hard to be positive. Do you ever feel like the world is ganging up on you? Since Thanksgiving, my son has battled a sinus infection that he has been thru 3 courses of antibiotics for. We have been thru 2 rounds of the stomach flu. My toddler had an ear infection. My 10 year old had strep throat and now the toddler has some intestinal virus. Ugh! I hate feeling trapped in the house and having to back out of commitments left and right. I was feeling really sorry about myself earlier this week. Then I read stories in Blog World of children dying with childhood cancer, babies who die in utero right before their due dates, children born with heart problems in ICU for weeks and I tell myself, "WHAT are YOU whining about!" A sniffle, a bump in the road, something temporary.
I need to rely on my GOD to meet my needs, not my social calendar! Who cares that I've had to cancel playdates, volunteer opportunities, etc? My place is with my children offering them comfort and drawing my comfort from my Heavenly Father.
And staying positive doesn't hurt, either.