The dentist said "You'll be fine in a few days and back to work on Monday."
Tuesday wasn't any better and she didn't last the day in her office. Wednesday was even worse and by Thursday she was back in her old bed in my house.
When Riana asked me how I felt when my own wisdom teeth were removed, I struggled to recall the pain. What I remember is feeling the way I do whenever I’m under the weather.....DON'T COME NEAR ME.
I’m a horrible patient. I don’t like anyone to fuss over me. I have a high tolerance for misery and prefer to be alone in mine, thank you very much.
So I marvel at how my daughter lets me take care of her; needs me to.
As I administered her meds, timed the ice packs, prepared soft food, I realized not much has changed since she was a little girl. Although she now sleeps through the night, still she seeks comfort through heartbreaks and hurt feelings..still she wants to be taken care of by mommy, content in my arms.
Not always easily comforted, she inspires me to be a more patient mother…making me more aware of how different we are. Grateful am I.
This too shall pass Riana…….you will feel better soon.