Being a mother is not easy.
I visited my baby in the NICU for the first 186 days of his life (3 hours away for most of that time), and then had to give him back to the PICU 3 days after he came home.
I watched my baby code twice and made the decision of whether he should live or die many more times than that.
I sat in a waiting room hoping for a good outcome for 4 different surgeries. Would he live? Would he see? Would he hear?
I have (often laboriously) fed my child for the past 4.5 years, many times only to see that hard fought meal come right back up again.
I have driven thousands of miles taking my child to therapies that he needed that couldn't be had locally and then spent many many hours working on therapy homework and making it seem like play.
I have gone to numerous conferences, some far away, to learn more about how to better parent the mystery that is a verbal deaf blind child.
I have done everything for my child, but sometimes I forget about me.
Take today and do something just for you!
Happy Mother's Day!