Ever had her second round of shots today, and she didn't take them nearly as well as last time. She skipped her morning nap, was due for a feeding, and to top it off with the pain of vaccines just cause a meltdown that lasted all day long. So, we got home later in the day, ran a bath, and slept it off.
It never gets easier seeing her in pain, and I wish I could just take it away, put it on myself. But that's the best thing for them, to experience it all themselves. I can't shelter her from the harshness of the world as much as I want to, and if I try we'll both end up defeated. Motherhood, and parenting, is a constant struggle between trying to control everything, and letting go because God is in control.