I told the kids I needed them to basically get themselves ready without my help this morning.
And that's when I had the privilege of seeing my almost ten-year old daughter truly rise to the occasion. She cleaned up after breakfast. Loaded the dishwasher. Made her little brother's lunch. Brought me a cup of coffee, complete with a homemade, taped-on-napkin sleeve so the cup wouldn't feel too hot. She reminded her brothers to keep their voices down. And made sure I had a blanket. And told me if I didn't want to bring cupcakes to school today for her birthday, I didn't have to.
She was such a blessing to me.
I called Asia, and he said he would pray for my headache to go away.
I took lots of ibuprofin.
And now I feel better. A little green around the gills, but my head doesn't hurt anymore.
These pictures are just a few things that made me smile this morning, even in the midst of excrutiating pain.
Life's little blessings.
(I'm taking her the cupcakes.)