Monday, February 22, 2010

elbow pads

Of all his bitty baby rolls, his elbow fat has to be my favorite. I love that they're kinda like biceps, but instead of muscle, they're marshmallow.

Today has been a long day. Titamook doesn't seem to be responding very well to his antibiotics. Either that or he has something else on top of his ear infection. He's been super sleepy all day and not eating very much. That is most certainly not like him! Although...he did eat an ice cream sandwich. That's my boy. He wouldn't eat a crumb of anything else, but when he saw the freezer open, he started shuffling those feet.

I've been in a bit of a funk today. There was a funeral in my hometown today. I didn't really know him all that well, but Sean did. He was our very first travel nurse recruiter. He was also the only person in that entire agency Sean liked. The circumstances surrounding his death are just senseless and sad and unpredictable and just...I dunno. I got to thinking about this little girl without a dad and I was imagining his parents sitting through his funeral and it just got to me.

I think about death in terms of soldiers. I think about it with car crashes and cancer. Old people. People in harms way. I don't think about death happening to young, healthy people just living their lives. It's not always a bad thing to be hit in the face with a 2X4 of reality. Death can happen to anyone at any time. Sometimes there isn't time to take your focus off the dailiness and put it where it should be.

Scroll down and listen.

8 comments:

Christine said...

I'm so sorry you had such a sad day. That does make me happy that you got your package though. I scrolled down and went to see what you wanted people to listen to and realized, hey, I just listened to that a week or two ago. :-) Thank you for all the help you have given me. You are truly a blessing in my eyes.

Allison said...

Super cute! Ice cream sandwich... hee hee! Funky day here too. :(

Corey said...

ah man...that's sad. :( Sorry you had a rough day. Titus's little elbow flubber is so cute! I hope he feels better!

hippo chick said...

Chrissy, A friend of Jim's used to say, "We need to keep short accounts." That is so true. We never know when we won't have another chance..to say I'm sorry, I love you, let's be friends.

I just had an email from a friend at home who told me about a father killing his seven year old son and then himself to "get back at his ex-wife" I was sad all day too.

I'm just so happy I know Jesus, who holds my hand through the storms.

~hippo hugs~

Love the elbow fat.

nicole said...

sad days suck...
i hope today was better!

cute though about titus - wish I still had some baby fat around here!

Brown English Muffin said...

I've always thought of death as gods way of making room for a baby to be born. If someone didn't die there wouldn't be any room for people to be born.

Jude said...

i definitely think we forget just how very fragile ALL of our lives really are...

beth said...

just breathe.
and then go hug the boys.