I started thinking about this post at approximately 4:02 am, minutes after Oliver came to tell me that Elliot was throwing up. Why would I be grateful for motherhood at a time like that? Because motherhood makes a woman willing to do anything for her children, even get out of a very warm bed on a very chilly, rainy night to clean up a mess.
This life is better than I ever dreamed it would be. Sure there are tough moments, and long nights, and sick kids. But there is so much joy in caring for these children. Being their mother is one of my greatest blessings.
I let Stella stay home from school today. Kindergarten plumb wears her out. Plus, it hasn't stopped raining since last night and I couldn't bear to send her out into this cold, wet day. So we are hunkering down, watching movies, and trying to get rid of the throw-ups. Maybe we'll bake some cookies for the big kids when they get home.
This is the life, I tell you!