Stuck in a Bind

It’s the week of finals, so when my son woke up with a high fever last night I was more than a little worried about what the following day would bring. I gave him some medicine and comforted him as best I could until he fell asleep again. We made it through the night only to find that the fever had not subsided this morning. Most daycares are sticklers when it comes to caring for sick children, and for good reason. They can’t have all the other kids getting sick, and our daycare is no exception. Normally I would take the day off from classes and take Logan to the doctor on my own, but with it being the middle of finals that just wasn’t an option. If I missed class I was at risk of failing, thus I was stuck in a rather difficult situation.

I spent the morning trying to find other arrangements. I was finally able to get a hold of my mother who couldn’t leave work in time for my final. However, I was able to get a hold of my little sister who was also working, but rushed over to watch him for an hour until my mom could get home and take him to the doctor for me. I was blessed enough to have family rush to my aid when I was faced with a rather difficult dilemma this morning, but there are so many other single mothers who don’t have that luxury.

I’m not sure what I would have done without my family this morning. They so often have sacrificed things to help me and Logan in our times of need. Being a single parent would be so much harder without their constant support. My heart goes out to the other single mothers who are less fortunate than I. I can’t imagine going through this alone. I have been so blessed to have my family by my side helping me every step of the way.

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