Thursday, June 17, 2010

Day 140: Can Joy Exist in a World Without Ice Cream?

I'll find out and get back to you.

It appears that Baby B may have some sort of allergy or intolerance. Dairy is the most likely culprit, so I have cut that from my diet. And the fact that I'm pretty much always hungry now has alerted me to the fact that dairy makes up a substantial part of my diet.

And I really miss my ice cream.

But I'm sure I had Joyful Moments today, even without it. For one, I really appreciate all of your kind words and support. Sincere words of love and encouragement from family and friends are such a merciful thing during times of trial.

Today was another rough day, so this Joyful Moment will probably seem a bit odd, but bear with me. Tonight at dinner, HH and I were discussing his day at work when we realized Little M was kind of whining and crying. He's sort of a whiny child, so we don't always rush into fix things when this happens.

But he did seem bothered by something, so I asked what was wrong. He sadly told us that a chip was hurting the inside of his "froat", or throat. I'm sure you've all experienced the painful feeling of a fragmented chip getting caught in your throat. HH and I have, so we were instantly sympathetic and told him to eat or drink something else to help push it down. He popped in a blackberry and chewed and swallowed it. Then he triumphantly declared, "It pushed it down!" and started laughing.

This response was so unexpected that we all started laughing. It was just such a funny reaction to an uncomfortable and painful situation being fixed. And I think that was the first time HH and I have laughed in the last couple days. We really needed that. It was a great Joyful Moment even though it was such a ridiculous and bizarre source.

Wishing you all Joyful Moments from unexpected humor!

1 comment:

Linda said...


I received some joyful news from my baby sister - She's managed her diabetes so well in the first 10 months of her diagnosis that she appears to have cured herself of it. YEA!