Sometimes I get down about things that are important but in the grand scheme of life minor. Currently my daughters cavities and tooth issues bring me down. My older daughter’s inability to deal with the dentist has me stumped and I have visions of my children toothless by 20. This is seriously not likely to happen but it’s where my mind goes. Where as my girls having small cavities between their baby teeth is important and needs to be handled I have to constantly remind myself that it’s not the end of the world. We are able to home school, are financially stable, have friends and family to care about and who care about us.
Recently my father in law, who has been struggling to recover from a stroke he had 18 months ago, was diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma. We’re still not sure what his prognosis is but we are hopeful. It is something like that that puts the cavities into perspective and reminds me to be grateful to get up in the morning, for my kids, my family and my life – despite the potholes.