Sore Throats and Stubborn Mothers
She's a tough mother...no really, she's a really tough girl, and she's a mother. She's almost always far healthier than I am...almost never falls ill. Then yesterday she decided to hit the emergency room to address a horrifically sore throat and before you could say antibiotics she was admitted. It was a pretty bad infection and she was kept overnight. At the moment she's beating herself up over not going in sooner, but what d'ya do? She's a tough girl and she doesn't go wailing for help each and every time she feels a little under the weather. She's no different than most Moms that I know...tough...stubborn...in charge of her own little world...and so when a sore throat came knockin' she did what many other mothers would do...she ignored it, and kept plugging away. She shouldn't have. If there's a lesson in it all it's that no one is infallible...not even moms. June amazes me with her toughness, always has, but you just can't go a career undefeated. Everyone gets knocked down. It's been a good lesson for me too. I tend to get impatient with my health, upset at progress or bad luck, or my own unique circumstances when in reality, aside from trying to be as healthy as I possibly can be, I have no control over what the universe chucks me. I need to relax about it all. Maybe moms are not only tougher, but more inclined to roll with the punches? Who knows? I only know that this mom doesn't get knocked down much, so it's strange to see her in her hospital gown. Look at the smile though...see what I mean...rolling with the punches. That's my girl.