since moving to north carolina, i can honestly say that we hardly ever get sick. however, when one of us gets sick, the other one usually does too. while i was in northern va the other week i picked up bronchitis and then inadvertently shared that with will. we had to go to asheville this past weekend to pick up his mom's car, but the trip was long and difficult with both of us being on decongestants and expectorants. while we were there we both picked up will's mom's stomach bug and both spent the past 24 hours battling both illnesses.
i often wonder how parents manage to take care of their children when one or both of them falls ill. we've been through some major illnesses, and through those times we've had support. however, with the day to day bronchitis or stomach bug when you are just too tired to drag yourself out of bed, yet you have to, so you can take care of another human being - i just wonder where that strength comes from. did you have it all along, and just never know it? or, did you know all along that you could dig deeper, but just did not have to before the kids came?