Boo-boos disappear with a kiss.
Tears are easily wiped away.
A sad face can vanish within seconds.
However, there are things that happen to our children that we are powerless to fix. Accidents and disease afflict many of our beautiful children. In the case of my lovely daughter, Alyssa, migraines have made her life miserable more times than either one of us care to remember.
Today was one of those days.
Migraines run on both sides of Alyssa’s family and the one person that escaped this affliction is me. Alyssa not only suffers pain from migraines, but she also vomits, has a fever and her entire body aches…for hours and sometimes days.
We went to the doctor today and Alyssa is trying a new treatment plan to make her life more bearable with these horrific occurrences. While she was laying on the table waiting for the doctor to come in, I felt helpless. I can’t kiss this away.
After leaving the office, I did what I do best…I catered to her every whim. I picked up her prescriptions at one store. I went to another store to pick up soup. I jumped over to another store to get her favorite sandwich and ended up at another place to get her favorite large fountain drink.
Alyssa knows I love her. I find joy in providing service and going one step beyond the normal expectations of a mother. After getting home and putting everything at her fingertips, she looked at me with her big brown eyes full of appreciation and puckered her lips for a kiss.
Could I ask for more?
I’m grateful for a good doctor.
I’m grateful for the technology of modern medicine.
I’m grateful for a lovely, lovely daughter.
I am a very grateful Mommy.