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When your child feels icky...What drives your life?

"A man isn't poor if he can still laugh. "-- Raymond Hitchcock
How would you feel when your “jester” child has lost his happy tune?

The worst thing a mother goes through is seeing their child not feeling well. One of my kids has been sick on-and-off for 4 weeks now. My child has not really complained until recently and this week had been totally frustrating.

The ironic part is that 4 weeks ago, the pediatrician commented on how healthy my son was, and then a few days later (after his flu shots), he has seen the doctor/specialist at least once or twice a week.
The sad part is that my son is feeling the way he is feeling because of the antibiotics/medicine.

When you feel bad or upset, there is still this one thing that drives your life. And for my son, it’s MUSIC. Even when his mind can’t focus or when he can’t seem to formulate his thoughts, or when nothing seems to be right, music is one thing that made the last few weeks “normal”. Maybe that’s why he wrote, “Music is an art that can be applied to your own life in a deeper, philosophical way”.

We took him to see the Macy's window on 34th Street.

But it's music that always makes him smile...

I can't wait for the side effects to wear off! I am looking forward to see him do the things he do: spontaneous dancing, smiling ear-to-ear – just one happy kid who’s having fun!

My one wish is to have happy children!

Everyone’s life is driven by something” – Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life.
And for me at this time, I only wish for my kids to remain happy.

I’m on Day 4 of “The Purpose Driven Life”. With the chaotic week, the few peace I get from reading a chapter day had helped.

Here are some points to ponder.

   Day One: It’s not about me
   Day Two: I am not an accident
   Day Three: Living on purpose is the path to peace

So today, try to laugh! It definitely is the best medicine!


  1. Flu season. But any day, germs lurk everywhere. As a mother myself, it is tough to see our kids get sick. If it's only as easy as taking it from them. But it happens. And I think through that, the more we learn to appreciate life. And the more we appreciate the littlest blessing...

    Praying for your child's healing. And comfort not only for him but for you as well as a loving mother. God bless you and your family.

  2. When his smile returns, so will mine. I hope this weekend is a healing one and that next week is better. Looking forward to this week. We have lots to be Thankful for. Love you, Mom/Gdma


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