My daughter is having surgery today as you read this. She has been very sick and has been in and out of the ER and doctors’ offices more times than I can even count. For weeks, she has been up all night in excruciating pain, and I have been awake with her, helplessly comforting her with no clear way to alleviate her pain. She’s had more blood draws than any 17-year-old should ever have, and we have been riddled with fear, not knowing what we can do to help her or what the problem is.
Why am I sharing all this? I’m sharing because most people had no idea that this was going on and how totally all-consuming this has been. I was Zooming, hosting networking meetings, going to lunches and coffees in between all of this because I own a business and am grateful to have wonderful clients and time doesn’t stop when you have a child who is sick. So it all came to a head this weekend when I heard the terrifying words, “Your child’s liver is failing.” I’m sorry what??? And so now there will be a surgery that they feel will reverse this problem… hopefully.
So, I have prioritized what needed to get done, dropped many balls, and this is my 500-word Letter From the Publisher coming in just under 300 words at 9PM the night before my daughter’s surgery. Sometimes Good Enough is Good Enough.
As moms, we need to remember that. There are only 24 hours in a day and family comes first. So I am trying to give myself grace, and I am hoping others extend that grace to me…because we’ve all been there. And most of the time, guess what? Good Enough is Still Good.
Here’s to smoother sailing next week!