We are almost at the end of June and the last time I updated was the beginning of May….
All I can say is that life has seemed to have gotten the best of me.
The job training for my hubby is finally completed and he is actually working his 24 hour shifts now!!
Over the last seven months I have complained, been a crybaby, wished for more help and just plain out thought I had it bad. Yes, it has been hard taking care of all the kids essentially by myself. There have been days where I have felt like locking myself in a room just to get some quiet time to myself.
Then I hear about 2 families that live in my small town. Each had the same type of tragedy happen to them within just a weeks time.
The first family was a young couple who just had their first child 3 months earlier. The mother actually has a blog (2CAMSINMYLIFE). I found the blog after I went to the father’s Facebook page to see what happened. I went to school with the father. He was a few grades behind me but I remember him.
I read her blog and it broke my heart. She was over the moon to have this precious baby enter their lives and within a blink of an eye it was all taken away by SIDS. After the births of all 5 of my children, SIDS was always my biggest fear. I cannot imagine her pain but I admire her strength. I miscarried in 2008 at 17 weeks and I was devastated. It took me so long just to leave the house. But this mother and father actually had their child with them for 3 months before she was taken. Life just is not always fair.
Then to hear of another young mother who lost her 3 month old over the weekend, it just really hits home hard.
I have complained and I can guarantee they would give anything to be able to complain. It breaks my heart. My mind just keeps going back to them and thinking of the pain they must be going through.
So, now when I have a bad day and the kids are really working my last nerve, these two precious families come to my mind and it really doesn’t seem so bad.
My heart goes out to these two families. I pray that God will give them the strength they need to get through this.
**I have had these families on my mind so much that I want to help them with earning money towards SIDS research and prevention. The first mother I spoke about even had a yard sale this past weekend and donated the entire amount to this research. I will have some details coming later so watch for them.
**Update: You can make a donation through First Candle in the name of Camden K. Lafkin for the prevention and research of SIDS.Pin It