Hello again! It’s Krista and I’m back with another printable for you today. This one won’t change the way you clean and organize your life, but it’s a good reminder. One that I’ve needed lately.
My niece just turned two. She’s a bubbly, vivacious and energetic little girl. She just became a big sister about 2 months ago and smothers her adorable little brother with love and lots of kisses. She recently went into the doctor one afternoon with a strange rash, after they confirmed the rash wasn’t anything to worry about, the doctor said he was concerned about her tonsils because one was abnormally large. Long story short, she had her tonsils removed about two weeks after her little bother joined the family. After they did some preliminary tests on her tonsils, one came back abnormal and my sweet niece, my brother and sister-in-law were referred to an oncologist. That’s a scary word, especially when it’s a young child.
The good news is that the oncologist told them he didn’t find anything and that my niece seems to be a picture of health. They will be doing more in-depth tests just to be sure, but things look good. So, even when things seem to be crumbling down and the world seems to be ending, you might just be changing into a butterfly.
This helped me to appreciate my sweet little niece and to think about others, rather than myself. About the time this was all going on, my husband was gone for a week and I had all three boys by myself on “vacation” (single parenthood is rarely a vacation, and super kudos and admiration to those of you who do it all the time!). I was also tasked with meal prep for 50 people. It is incredibly difficult to get that much food and three boys in one shopping cart, in case you were wondering.
This experience with my niece helped me be a little more patient with my own kids because you never know what might happen, so make the most of your caterpillar life and when it seems like everything is falling apart, just remember, it might be your turn to fly.
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