Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Refreshed

Leena is doing amazingly today and I have such a new appreciation for her and all her little two year old traits. We are refreshed, renewed. In an odd way, we needed this sickness. I would not wish it ever to happen again but it made me have a new outlook on life in just these few days. We, as parents, have been really lucky with Leena having no major illnesses. A few scares, but normal scares just from being a new parent. I am ready to get our lives completely in order. Be more active and learn more on herbal medicines and a healthier way of life. We have started this step but now I am more determined than ever to make it happen. I will know how I can naturally help my child/future children if something like this should ever happen again. I promise you that. It's a terrible feeling, the feeling of absolute helplessness when your child is so sick she can't even hold her own head up. Seeing your normally vibrant and caring little girl so irritable and wanting nothing but to be left alone, that tore me up. Watching her drop weight so rapidly that her signature belly is now normal sized for a kid her age. I miss that belly but I am so glad to have my cheerful, caring daughter back. We are moving forward with a different way of life. Starting today we will actually live.

Eating her first meal since Saturday. Oatmeal pancakes and soy yogurt. :)

Peace and Love and Happy Wednesday.

4 comments:

Violet Bella said...

i am so glad leener is feeling better. and that you have learned something through this experience, that is always a good thing. im proud of you. so many people just give their kids whatever they want as far as food is concerned, and then wonder what is wrong with them. Leena is going to be all the better for this. im loving the journey you are on. what a blessing that little girl is :)

penny threads. said...

So glad to see her feeling better. Yay Leena! And I can't wait to meet you this summer. :D It's going to be amazing!

Peace Love and Leener said...

Oh Renea me too! I was pretty scared.
I can't wait to come visit you guys!
Laura, thank you. :) That means a lot to me. We have a pretty strict rule of you either eat what we put in front of you or you wait till next meal. If that makes me a bad parent so be it but it has gotten her to enjoy all the healthy foods!
You girls are amazing. I am so blessed to have you both in my life. (Caution Sap Moment!)
:)

O Bella Naturals said...

I'm so sorry you had to go through that Katelyn but so glad it's a passing thing and you are taking away from it what you are! That's so encouraging to hear you're getting into natural remedies and such, motivates me to continue to do so. Sometimes Bella is in such good health, making sure I'm stocked for the next time gets put on the back burner, but this is definitely a reminder to me that illness can strike anytime, especially serious stuff! I know how you feel, I hate feeling helpless, but you're so right that educating yourself can help! Yay for parents who give good foods to boost good bodies! You both are such good parents. It's nice to surround myself with like minds, it helps it keep going!