Pray For Taylor

This week I was upset and cranky because my boss is away so I am covering a couple of shifts for her.

I was cranky because I owe time from when we were flooded back in January and I got paid for not working, which means these extra shifts would be unpaid.

I was cranky because it meant in the span of 10 days I only had 1 day off work.

I was cranky because I was working on my son’s first cross country day (which I ended up getting to see anyway!).

I was cranky because I am going to miss my son’s soccer on Saturday morning.

I was cranky because I was also PMSing, which never helps anything.

Then a family friend posted on Facebook that her 3 year old daughter, Taylor, was in an ambulance being rushed to hospital after having seizures and vomiting at home. She was unconscious for two hours.

While we were sleeping, Taylor underwent her 6th brain surgery in her short 3 years with us. The shunt in Taylor’s brain had failed, and pressure was building on her brain. The surgery was successful, and she is stable for now. She’s previously had this surgery and the shunt has failed requiring another surgery. Time will tell if this one is successful.

No child should have to go through this, no parent should have to watch their baby go through it.

This morning I cuddled with my baby when he crawled into bed with us, and I thanked God over and over that he is healthy. I thanked God that he is independent, cheeky, challenging, happy and that he is mine.

If you are in need of some perspective this weekend, if your children push you to your limits, if you feel like escaping it all, take a quiet second to think about Taylor and her mum Jan, and if you’re so inclined, say a prayer or send a thought their way, and be thankful your children are healthy enough to act out.

Linking up with Grace for Flog Yo Blog Friday

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22 thoughts on “Pray For Taylor

  1. Oh A – I am sitting here with tears running down my face and my skin covered in goose bumps. What a sad situation your friend is in. You are so right – we should all take the time to appreciate what we have because in so many ways, we are truly blessed.
    Sending heaps of love, hugs and positive energy to you and your friend and her family !
    Me

    • Thanks L. It is just devastating. Both the mother and daughter impress me daily with their strength and courage. I have not stopped thinking about them all weekend, and thanking God that Nicklas is healthy. It could all change so quickly 😦

  2. I will definitely be praying for Taylor, no child should have to go through that, it’s so hard. A little perspective is a good thing for all of us sometimes, to realise how good we actually have it. x Karen

    • Thanks Seana. I didn’t meant to set anyone straight, but I do know how easy it is to get caught up in the really insignificant things day to day, and forget the bigger picture.

  3. A GREAT reminder of how truly lucky I am to have my three perfect babies. It’s too easy to forget sometimes and get caught up in the day to day things that drive us ‘cranky’. Thank you for this and I’ll be sending a little prayer for Taylor – get better soon xxxxx

  4. I could honestly think of nothing scarier. No need for perspective, even in my most challenging hours of motherhood I’m grateful. Thoughts are with Taylors family. Sounds like a strong fighting spirit xxx

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