Being grateful for health and happiness

From the Womb to the Tomb

Posted dedicated to E.H and her family

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When my oldest was around 4 months of age…still at a time in his life when he screamed incessantly…I sat with my amazing grandmother, Lilla….telling her how I could not wait until I didn’t worry about Zach:

“Soon it will be grandma..when he stops crying so much…I will stop worrying then.”

She laughed a little…and said:

“Kimberly, you will worry from the womb to the tomb about your child.”

I will never forget that moment in time…I will never forget sitting in her kitchen..drinking a cup of tea with her…and listening to her speak about how she worries still about her three grown children…and how she worries about her grandchildren..and now her great-grandchildren…and that she will worry until the day she dies…until she is in her tomb.

I often think about what she said..and how worried I was about Zach crying so much…and how my life was completely up-side down…because he had reflux…yeah…it was just reflux…he did not have a life threatening anything…he was going to “grow out of it“….and he would be just fine..but for this mama…in those moments of incessant crying..and for the entire year that he cried….I worried…I cried…and I was and am forever thankful for my family for their help, love and support.

This post is written for a little one I see…..she is going through some pretty big stuff right now….I of course can not give details…but she has been in the hospital for quite some time…and she just had a pretty significant surgery last week….and the recovery is and will be a struggle.  What I am in awe of is her mother and her family.  This mama always seems to have a smile on her face…..she is a really funny mama…and definitely uses humor to I am sure help her make it through the tough and toughest of days.

What I am more in awe about..is it would be okay for her to carry something heavy on her shoulders….to show the world what is on her plate and how very “tough” it is for her.

But she does not.

She is surrounded by an incredible family…from her husband to her other children and of course her amazing mother.

So today I ask…..pray for EH and her family…share this post with your family and friends.

Just like the Christmas Miracle we performed in December of 2012…for the B family.

Let’s use the power of prayer for this family…let’s pay it forward with prayer.

Anyone wanting to give a food donation…please let me know…I can drop off….it would helpful for the grandma at home with the siblings while mom and dad are in the hospital with EH.

xo

Kim

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About Kim

My name is Kim Marino and I have been practicing as a licensed speech and language pathologist since 1993. I work on Long Island providing diagnostic evaluations and services to children from birth to age 21. My experience is vast and am proud to say that I work with children that may present with articulation and phonological concerns, oral motor feeding concerns, Down Syndrome feeding, cognitive rehabilitation, auditory processing delays, receptive language delays, cleft palate feeding and sound development and expressive language delays. Most importantly, I am the mother of four amazing children and am happily married to my childhood sweetheart. I feel blessed to have my four children and so lucky to share this journey in life with my husband. I always had it somewhere in my head that I wanted to develop a blog or a website of some sort so that I could provide families with an additional resource....so that parents could help their little ones become a better communicator. And as I was developing this blog....I realized that I also needed to share the stories about my life and my children....and the funny things along the way that help to keep me smiling. Whether you are a working mother or not...finding balance between home, children and life can be a challenge....I hope that my blog helps to bring a smile to your face..and also some tools to help you help your little or big one. I hope you enjoy! Kim
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