My daughter is teaching me how to live. I never realized my kids would teach me so much about life and about living. We were waiting at the local children's urgency care clinic when my daughter taught me an important lesson.
She has croup that was brought on by an upper respiratory infection. Neither one of us slept last night, and she didn't get her nap today. She, also, had a fever over 100 despite having given her tylenol an hour before being checked out. And she hadn't eaten much all day. No matter what she was going through, she danced and twirled around that exam room. There was no music playing; no one was singing. My daughter, she just smiled and danced. When she got her shot, I had to comfort her for about 5 minutes but then she was down twirling around again. She has never been as sick as she is right now but that doesn't stop her from being happy and carefree.
She is an angel. She is my angel. I have a hard time with living carefree and smiling through the pain. My kids are teaching me a lesson about smiling and dancing in face of trials and hardship.
"Life is not about learning to survive the storm, but learning to dance in the rain."