Another topic was planned for today's post: something along the lines of my personal beef with fast food joints - pardon the bun ... I mean pun. That will have to wait because I want to talk about something else.
My daughter has the biggest and sweetest heart. It's amazing how sensitive and thoughtful she is for being four years old. Today I have been feeling pretty bad. Due to Fibromyalgia my muscles have been hurting and my head aching. As soon as my husband got home from work I hobbled up the stairs to take a hot bath. Once out of the bath I went into my room to find a card sitting on the bed. The front read "MoM - FEEL BEttEr". It was very legible and nicely written. Inside is a face with spiky hair (my son), face with ears on the top of its head (our cat) and various other less recognizable scribblings. On the back it says "10-16-08". Needless to say I was touched.
I went downstairs to thank my family. I found out that my daughter made the card all by herself with only a little help on how to spell some of the words. She told me she loves me and wants me to feel better. My sweet girl.
Then I wanted to go back upstairs to lay down and rest. She begged to come up with me. I told her that I needed to be by myself for a while (loud noises and bright lights aggravate my symptoms) and asked her to stay downstairs with Daddy. She started to cry. My heart sank. I then heard her crying to Daddy, "Daaad, I am just sad because Mom doesn't feel good and I want to lay down with her so she can feel betteeerrr!" I almost started to cry as I sneaked up the stairs.
I feel incredibly blessed to have such a wonderful family ... and like a terrible person for not feeling well enough to snuggle with my good-natured child.