Monday, February 9, 2009

Hug your babies

I just want you all to drop what you are doing and go hug your babies.  Go ahead, I will that you have hugged them tight be thankful they are healthy.  I came across this blog the other day, and it has completely devastated me.  This couple has just lost their 11 month old little girl, Cora Paige, to cancer.  She was brought in for an ear infection and some other strange symptoms and diagnosed with cancer.  Two weeks later she was gone.  I don't know the Mcclenahans, but I can only imagine the pain that they are  in.  I haven't been able to think of much else lately.  So, all I can say is no matter how frustrating, whiny, or angry the kids might be I know that these parents would give anything to have that with their little girl.  I am going to try and remember that more often and practice more patience with my babies.  I am going to hold my babies in my arms and feel their weight and realize how fleeting these moments are.  I am going to remind myself when things are absolutely hectic and I am about to have a panic attack because I don't think I can take anymore just how empty my arms would be without my babies.  Just how much I would ache to hold them in my arms, to hear them cry, laugh or even whine...I am going to be more grateful.