My granddaughter was sick with strep throat this past week. And we’re thankful for that – to diagnose her symptoms she was tested the second time in her mere seven years for spinal meningitis. Two years ago she was isolated in the hospital as they tested her extensively and determined that her severe immobilizing headache and fever was coming from being the child of two parents who suffer from migraines and inheriting the same from them. After this new episode of the same symptoms, her doctor has told us that with everyone reacting differently to being sick, her reaction to infections of any kind are likely going to result in her having the awful headache with fever. To be thankful for the strep may have at first seemed unusual, but what a relief when the doctor came in and told them the ‘good’ news.
The little one still spends every Friday night with me and by Friday of this past week, she was so excited to be getting out that she packed two bags of books and toys to bring. She was enthusiastically by my side all evening and the soccer game yesterday morning had parents on the sidelines yelling at their kids to “help Gracie!” Later, she made mention that she’d like to see ‘The Jungle Book.’
I’m no longer one who thinks twice about going alone to see a movie. I had mentioned on occasion wanting to see the movie myself to my daughter who told me not once, but twice, to wait so we could take Gracie. And what better timing than the Saturday before Mother’s Day. My daughter, however, with all the things she’d had to leave undone with Gracie being sick all week, suggested she stay home while the two of us went. Gracie would have none of that. Mama had to go too. So, with thoughts of all she had to do running through her mind, she did.
I am still smiling now as I think of the look of peace on my daughter’s face after the movie. And I remember all over again the album cover of the original movie – I played the album over and over again as a child, dancing around and singing ‘The Bare Necessities’ over and over again. There is so much in the words to that little song:
Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities Forget about your worries and your strife. I mean the bare necessities, old mother nature’s recipes that bring the bare necessities of life.
The night ended with all three of us doing a bit of a jig ourselves. Lovely.
My intent with this post is to set another site to link to this blog – and as most of you probably know – that requires a link in a current post – so here goes:
<a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/14895151/?claim=vhgduvs9um9″>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>