Today I had to take Jack to Memphis for her flu shot booster. Since our pediatrician's office ran out of flu shots, we had to go on a wild goose chase to get one. Thankfully, Lucy's oncologist and our sweet Tracy from the 7th floor came to the rescue. They got me in touch with the right person.
Before I took him for the dreaded shot, we met up with me sister and Maddie at this fun place in Collierville called Kid's Play. It was the perfect place for a 2 and almost 3 year old to play. My sister and I were able to sit and enjoy a coffee from the cafe that is located right by the play area and the kiddos were able to run wild in a safe environment. While it took us over an hour to get there, I would definitely go back. After we played we went to Mellow Mushroom and enjoyed a yummy lunch.
I sure wish I lived closer to my sister. We always have so much fun together. Our talks have become so meaningful and encouraging the older we get. Like most sisters, we spent the first 20 years of lives fighting. Now, we get along beautifully but don't live close enough to enjoy it!
After lunch, Jack and I went across the street to purchase Tylenol for the dreaded shot. While we were there, he managed to throw my keys out of the diaper bag. It took over an hour to find them, thus sending my into a sheer panic! I was a hot mess to say the least. We eventually made it for his shot and then he collapsed on the way home.
Unfortunately the trip home wasn't long enough and the little boy I love so much turned into a monster when he woke up. I think his little leg must have been hurting a good bit, too. After a nice does of Tylenol, he was back to his usual self. Playing gas station (his own idea) has become our afternoon ritual.
Thursdays are always a little hectic, as both girls have art lessons and both have to study for Friday tests. Even through the chaos, I feel more blessed than I ever have. God is opening my eyes to new blessings every single day and I feel as if I am truly learning to accept the new life we have been given. It's not easy. I won't try to sugar coat any of it. But my heart is softening and God is allowing me to find pleasures in the small things that have passed me by for the past 2 years. For that, I am grateful.