I know many of these problems aren't happening directly to me. Therefore, maybe I have no right to complain or feel sad. Just... well, I'm already planning for summer 2014. Hint: I don't plan to stay home much!
My uncle passed away, my niece was born 15 weeks early. Two good friends have their mothers in the hospital or on hospice care. George is having a regression of certain actions that make ME want to bang my head in the wall. Cole might have Apraxia. I don't have a tutor lined up for Camille this summer and she needs one. The vacuum is broke, the AC in the car is on the fritz and dishwasher leaks.
It's the little straws that add up, you know?
In the midst of all this, there are things to be grateful for. My niece is here and her birth is worth celebrating. I was one of the first people to see her after her birth and that is one of the most special events of my life. My friends and their mothers are receiving great care. I saw my uncle's family and my cousins and we all reconnected. The weather has finally turned warm. I raised money for the March of Dimes and have lost a few inches running. I have a swanky new stroller and everyone under my roof is fairly healthy.
Yet... I need a vacation. I swear next summer I am going to party it up: visit my brother, hopefully get the cousins together for a weekend or week away, go to the beach. Maybe someone will get married, adopt a puppy, win the lottery. :) Whatever it is... no more illness, no more dying, no more premature babies. Got it peeps?