Monday, February 25, 2013


An allergy attack sends me to the ER.  
An intravenous injection of 50 milligrams of Benadryl jet propels me to Lala Land.
Nobody wants to be held down by sickness.
Especially a mom. A mom with 4 kids.

I woke up the next day with a little of yesterday's gray cloud still hovering above me. The phone rings with my doctor's name displayed on the screen."Dr. '------' read your lab works already." Physician assistant tells me.  I had a wellness check up a week ago and now I'm about to hear the results. 
T'was a brief conversation but it  surely shook off my drowsiness from yesterday's Benadryl shot. I was given a clean bill of health! 

To be blessed with a big family calls for a healthy well being in all aspects of motherhood. If one is sick in the family, the regimen does not only call for medication, rest, and nourishment.  You have to complete the equation by placing "mom" into it.  Childhood was rough on me because I grew up with asthma and allergies but whenever the worst brings us those ghastly trips to the emergency room, I would always find comfort from my mom. Always.

Now that my hands are pretty full with 4 children, a husband, and a home, my health matters to me and to my family who I take care of.  If you are the family's care provider put more importance to health.  Exude and live a robust life because motherhood is synonymous to selflessness therefore it will shake you, throw punches at you, and keep you standing on the tips of your toes. A mother is most beautiful when she has learned to balance what nature can offer and what she does to respond to it's goodness. 

A healthy mother is able.

Able to comfort, assist, encourage,and inspire.

When she is able, there is warm food on the table, her angels coast through dreamland while tightly tucked in bed, her refrigerator door is decked with children's stars and ribbons brought from school, her hands equally tough as her husband's and yield productive labor all lavished in love and hard work.

If she is able, she is as strong as breakwater rocks taking on the sea's blows head on.

If she is able, she will unceasingly give back to the Giver of life because He makes her able in all circumstances. 

"Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well." 3 John 1:2