Today was quite interesting. It actually started last night. I had picked My Love up in our beautiful rental Silverado truck (talk about a beast, I felt like I could pick a fight with anyone on the road... and win!). I was an hour late, but luckily I got there seconds before the bus did. Talk about blessings. At any rate, as we were driving home I had a terrible realization. I have strep throat. I have had it so many times before, I know exactly how it feels. I have the cottage cheese looking throat, and it feels like there are scabs back there. Wow, that was graphic, sorry about that. The point is, I have strep. So, we got home, and I went to bed because I was tired. I am a pregnant mommy dealing with strep. Don't mess with me. This morning I got to drive My Love to work so he could sleep in just a little more... oh the joys of having your very own transportation! I love it! When The Boss and I got home, I immediatly got on the phone trying to contact my doctor about getting on meds so I could go visit family and do Thanksgiving tomorrow. It turns out that our insurance doesn't kick in for a few more weeks. The temp insurance I am on right now doesn't cover routine health problems, so I felt like I was up a creek without a paddle. I was frustrated and tired and worried. I walked into the living room and sat down on the floor. The Boss saw me, turned away from me and picked up the pot of fake flowers, and carefully carried them over to me. He had such a huge smile on his face, and after he gave them to me he threw his arms around me into the best hug a one year old can possibly give.
Whoosh. All the frustration and stress just melted away. Whoosh. In their place a flood of joy and peace came. What would I do without my little boy? Just that one small action has sustained me throughout the day. Just his thoughtful guesture has fixed all the big problems heaped on my shoulders by the world. Wow. This is what being a mother is all about. I would do it all just for his little smiles and hugs.
All is right with the universe because my baby loves me.
Oh, in case you wanted to know the rest of the story... my doctor loves me and called in a perscription for me, so I was able to get the meds so I will no longer be contagious at noon tomorrow. It's a good thing, too, becuase Thanksgiving Dinner is at one o'clock.