Today was a rough day. A very frustrating, tantrum-y kinda day (the kids AND me). I had all these thoughts about what I was going to post tonight. Was it going to be about how *fun* 2 year olds can be? Would it be about Will's scary incident? Would it be about how I suck at motherhood? I don't know what happened, but my perspective changed. Nothing was said, done, brought to my attention, but I decided that I would share something that would probably make anyone change their perspective. It will make you cry and will be extremely tough to watch. It will make you want to hug your children forever and it will make you realize that however tough things get, you still should be thankful for all these moments--the bad as much as the good. This is a video made by an online friend who lost her son Landan to Menigococcal Meningitis. She does a lot of work with Meningitis Awareness (please check out her page on FB--http://www.facebook.com/meningitisawareness) and has been very inspirational. Please take a moment to watch:
This post is not meant to make anyone feel guilty for frustrations or aggravations because that's just a normal part of life. It's just meant to help you realize that as hard as it gets as a parent, step back, take a breath and really look at what's in front of you. There's a book that I LOVE to read to my boys "How Do I Love You" and a part says "I love you on your very best and very worst of days" and it's so true. Even when I have a day like today, I still love those 2 boys more than I could ever imagine and I hope that they know it.