I never knew being a Mom was so rewarding. I never knew being a Mom was so tiring…..This is the perspective you have when you have three young kids and your struggling with pneumonia.
It’s been a month since the last time I was able to post anything. The day after my last post, I went to the hospital, and found out I have pneumonia – for the second time this winter, my apologies…but hopefully, I am back on track now!
Coughing, gasping, struggling for air….the kids are taking advantage of the fact Mom is down and out. I can’t yell at them, I can’t get them in trouble, I can’t tell them ‘no’….I can hardly talk-let alone tell them to stop doing something. I try to tell my oldest son something..it hurts to talk- just the breath you need to utter a word is excruciating, I try to giggle a little, to lighten the situation, but even that hurts.
Finally, thankfully, my husband gets home from work and I make my way over to the hospital, I already know what it is….I’ve had it so many times now, I just need them to give me some antibiotics! And yes, Low and behold, I have pneumonia. Twice this winter. 6 times my whole life. Usually, it only takes me a few days or a week to get up and going again- it’s been a month and I still feel a little fatigued sometimes. I try my best to get rest…but, with a 2 year old that doesn’t nap……it can be a little tricky!
I could barely stand up without feeling dizzy and lightheaded and needing to sit down again…but as a Mom, that doesn’t happen. I have three little people I need to make sure are bathed, clothed and fed, before I can rest, then after that, maybe…just maybe…I may get to sit down and rest for a few minutes.
I never knew……How tired all the Mom’s, I knew when I was younger, were!
I never knew……When your a ‘stay-at-home’ Mom, there are no days to rest and ‘get better’ ( everyone ALWAYS needs to eat, and have clothes to wear, and be clean-EVERYDAY)
I never knew……How important it is to take care of yourself – so you can take care of others!
So…it’s been a month of trying to take care of myself – eating right, exercising, daily bible time, daily meditation time ( meditating on the Word of God) drinking enough water, and using my puffers( from the pneumonia)….while taking care of three little ones and a husband who works 14-16 hrs a day.
But, ‘Nothing is impossible with God’ Luke 1:37
And I know, with His help…..I’ll soon get feeling better!