I recently had the honor of being chosen as one of four bloggers to participate in a special campaign sponsored by Vicks on Divine Caroline. This is the second in my collection of posts.
A Mother’s Touch
I don’t need a thermometer to tell me that my sweet baby boy has a raging fever. It’s evident from the flushed face and glassy eyes peering at me over the crib rail. Though I’m an experienced mom of five, a feeling of helplessness washes over me as if he were my first. Cold compresses and ibuprofen have little effect, so I sit down to snuggle with him.
My heart breaks a little as he whimpers in my arms and I ponder the strength of a mother’s heart to withstand these recurring tiny fractures. I pull him a little closer and lay a cool hand on his forehand to try to calm him. To my amazement, he quiets down immediately and falls soundly asleep. It’s then that I realize that a mother’s touch is often the best medicine of all.
P.S. I know several of you asked for my Mom’s Favorite Soothing Soup recipe from my last post, and I’m pleased to let you know that it can now be found on DivineCaroline!