It started with Logan in April, then Max in August and now my sweet little Maggie in February. What a long 12 months this has been.
I vividly remember the exhaustion of all those trips to Doernbecher. I spent the better part of the month of April between pre & post operation appointments, way too many hours in the car, and trying to simultaneously comfort an unsure 2.5 year old boy with one arm while nursing my barely 2 week old baby with the other.
Max's surgery to remove his tonsils was much less tiring in many ways, but I was not at all prepared for the recovery time and process. There was very little sleep for either of us the first week after the procedure.
Now, here we are 10 months later and I can't sleep the night before Maggie's surgery. She is (finally) getting tubes in her ears after 4 months and 12+ ear infections. My poor girl needs relief, and so do I!
I am so thankful for all the ways the Lord has provided for us this year and given us more grace for one another as we have been stretched to our limits & navigated these trials. I praise God daily that my children are (for the most part) healthy and we do not have to wake up everyday and face losing one of them to a disease. I know all too many mommas that do, or have.
That being said, I am more than ready to say good-bye to "The Year of the Surgery" and (hopefully) hello to "The Year of Great Sleep". Hey! A momma can dream, right!?!