I’ve got several Wendy Pictures in my photos, and this one was taken with my phone at 2:00 a.m. the morning after Easter Sunday. Wendy and I rushed to the emergency room with Zechariah who had a bad case of croup. The picture here shows Zech trying to sleep, waiting for the steroids to kick in, sucking on oxygen.
If you know croup, you know how scary such a situation is. Zech is #15, but our first to experience croup. The wheezing coughs made it so difficult for the little guy to breath. That night was getting worse and worse. The lungs collapsed deep into his chest as he heaved in and out. He couldn’t sleep because of how hard he was working to breathe. After a night in the ER, he pulled through and is now fine.
This isn’t the most glamorous picture of Wendy. I suppose I could have picked the studio shot where she radiates (like this one). I like studio shots (she’s beautiful and takes a great picture), but I love action shots. Wendy in action: mothering her children. Studio shots tell of her beauty, but action shots like this one show her love.
Wendy makes mothering look easy. I suppose it is when you love your children. She doesn’t have to fake anything. And the more children that she and I have, the more loving of a mother she becomes. Here’s a quote she posted on her Facebook page a couple days ago:
“Some argue that having so many children weakens our ability to love them all, but we disagree. There is a miltiplying phenomenon that occurs in large families, where there is strength in numbers and a compounding of love.” ~ From Love in the House
Happy Mother’s Day, Wendy! Your husband and children love you.