Yesterday was a miserable day. I had the worst migraine I've had in years, I couldn't move, I couldn't even think without my head pounding like mad. I would normally take a prescription tablet but of course when pregnant, you can't take anything but paracetamol / Tylenol (which does nothing on a full-on migraine). :( Agony.
We were all supposed to go to my nephew's birthday party, but I clearly was in no state. My dad and M went and represented the family (they had a great time!). And my mom plunked me in a dark room with a cool pack for my eyes and closed the door, and took Bug for the whole day. She played with her, kept her happy, gave her lunch, everything that I just literally could not do. I don't know what I would have done if she wasn't there... She and my dad have been such a huge help this week. Every time M and I needed to go and get something done, open a bank account, look at houses, get cell phones, buy cars, etc, they happily took on babysitting duties - often for much longer than they expected to. And without complaint!
So today (and every day!) I am grateful for my parents. For the big things and the little things they do to show how they care. For letting the three of us crash at their house while we find a place to live. For them loving on Bug so much, even when she's like their little shadow, following them every time they leave the room. For the home cooked meals, the hugs in the morning, the giving space so we can still have time for just the two of us, the endless directions to places we haven't been before, and for just being the wonderful people they are.
Isn't family awesome? :)
I wish you all a wonderful week, a happy Labor Day, and many, many things to be grateful for!!
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