Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Waterfall


Liam is fascinated with waterfalls. We have a local waterfall/river with a walking path around it that he goes to pretty much once a week.

I don't think I have many pictures of Liam's room here, but as he gets older he likes to play up there more and more. This weekend, the rain being unrelenting, he made his own indoor waterfall from blue blanket and slid down it. Over and over. "Look Mommy! Look! A waterfall!"

Still with the cold here today. . .Liam is much better except for a tendency towards crankiness and a hacking cough. Will has contracted Liam's cold and feels awful: can't catch his breath, terrible cough, O2 sats way down. His PFTs were way down in clinic yesterday, which is always super upsetting, so he's got that going on too. He feels bad enough that he's talking about going back to the hospital tomorrow to be admitted. . .which means he feels pretty bad. We hope today was the bottom of it and he starts to feel better tomorrow.

Waterfall.

1 comment:

mekate said...

Shit Elizabeth,
such a mixture of beauty and sad- love the waterfall, so sorry for Will's feeling so shitty.

Thinking of YOU, and grateful you wrote to me about work, and so sorry yours is so hard right now too.

I think that growing up with a "always do your best" mantra, kinda screwed me up, since it never gave room for context: A " do your best" considering today's energy, weather, emotional balance, life complexities, relationships, health, level of extroversion, sleep adequacy...

what a difference that would have made.

So E, instead of berating yourself for not doing your best, realize you Are Doing It.
Your context is difficult, challenging, overwhelming.

I wish I could bring you a big pot of tea and something to nibble and just hang out.

someday, ok?

sending love to you
and hopes that Will is on the upswing, and that you are too.
xxo
kate