Mommies Can’t Always Help

by Sherry Riter in Alyssa,Health,Love

My daughter, Alyssa
Mommies are invincible just like Super Man…That’s what our children think anyway. For most things, we do know how to help our children.

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.

The Redhead Riter


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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Olah Momma! March 5, 2010 at 6:00 am

Isn't it lovely being a mom?:)

Re-visiting your lovely site:)
—————— a mom's blog.


2 Homemom3 March 5, 2010 at 1:04 pm

((HUGS)) it is never seen our children in pain and we aren't able to do anything about it. My mom always got migranes, they were the worst as they come at any time and really take over.


3 Teresha@Marlie and Me March 5, 2010 at 2:48 pm

mommy's love is the best medicine. hope you feel better Alyssa!


4 The Redhead Riter March 5, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Thank you for your well wishes! Alyssa reads the comments, so she will be touched and appreciate your kindnesses. ?


5 ML March 25, 2010 at 1:28 pm

What's so sad, is that as they get older, it's harder to kiss those boo-boos away! My 3rd son has migraines (3 in the Fall), but since we moved, none yet in the spring. We finally took him to the dr. for something beyond IBprofin. Of course, he hasn't had one since then (LOL) but we're prepared. We discovered they are hereditary. And yes, I try to do everything I can to comfort him. I even bought him one of those neck pillows with lavender that you throw in the microwave to warm up, but we put it around his head instead. The steamy heat might not make the headache go away, but it comforts him.

You are an awesome mom!


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