Monday, November 5, 2012

Medicinal convenience

Today, we are thankful for all of the conveniences available to us. The last day or two, Derek has had a stomach bug and at any point day or night we are able to run out and get pedialyte, Gatorade, and diaper rash cream. While it's no fun at all to have a sick little boy I cannot imagine not having these items readily available or even worse, having no where with heat to stay due to a massive storm  or simply not having the means to afford these necessities. Our hearts and prayers certainly go out to all of those families in the North East that are still suffering through the effects of Hurricane Sandy. I've been seeing all sorts of wonderful works of kindness from people all over our nation. I've seen ads for people with vacation homes offering to allow families with young children to stay there for free if they can find a way to get down to the homes. People are coming out to help from all the way in California to try to restore power to those who do not even have heat to keep their family comfortable. It breaks my heart to think about trying to explain to a 3 year old why you can't turn the lights on at night or make the home (which is most likely destroyed) just a little warmer. We are so incredibly blessed to have all of the comforts of home within our reach. I pray that our family never experiences anything as devastating as those families are experiencing right now.