Sick Days Have Silver Linings

Today was a sick day for me–migraine from I don’t know about you, but my sick days have silver linings.  Both of my children are angelic when I am sick.  They are helpful, loving, concerned, and attentive.  It is down right weird.  Makes me think I don’t ask for help often enough.  Apparently, I am too capable. Only under the anvil of a migraine (and cancer treatment) do I become a bed-bound-blob.  I think it scares the heck out of my kids, but it shapes them up in a heartbeat and they were trained by the best on how to care for people–me.
I think I did a pretty good job of modeling caregiving, because they are good at it.  Makes me think about staying in bed all day just for fun once in a while–not really.  It sure is nice to see their soft eyes looking in on me, their sweet tones of voice asking me if I need anything, and their persistent checking back.  I love that.  I love that they both have this wired into them.  
Modeling love (even when you don’t feel terribly inspired in the moment) matters–we reap what we sow.  
I read that somewhere.winkwink 2
Love Matters,
Ce Eshelman, LMFT
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Look for the silver linings.  


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