I know that Spencer will catch quite a few more "bugs" in his young childhood, and then hopefully things will level off; and for us, this time of year is our time of immunity strengthening. I've never been a fan of strength training, and I'm even less enthusiastic about it when it involves my "baby."
Why am I telling you all of this? Why do I bore you with the minute details of inconsequential colds and fevers? Because when you're sick, no matter how small of a thing it is in "real life," it sure feels like a big deal. You know you're fine, it'll go away; but you can't deny that you FEEL yucky. And it's even more the case when it's your child. I just hate watching him feel bad. He actually takes it in stride. We've been very fortunate that he's been a healthy kid.
And THAT'S why I'm really telling you all of this. I'm so thankful for health. Mine, Jonathan's, Spencer's, and our family's. I can't imagine fighting a battle with a long-term illnesses. Or, what must be even more excruciating, watching a loved one fight that battle. I know people do it; and many do it well. But right now, today, that's not where I am in life. And, I'll say it again: I'm so thankful. I do pray that when it's our turn, we'll have the grace and the strength to live knowing what's most important to us and that we'll be able to share that with everyone involved.
But today I'm thankful for health.
P.S. I don't know why his turkey headdress ended up on the side of his head like a bow. My niece helped me put it on him, and I didn't even notice until I put the pictures here. Hopefully, this won't come up in therapy someday.