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So, he was a mess for days. Then my daughter came home with it. Two very sick patients and one exhausted mama. It’s no surprise that just a few days after that I started feeling bad. I went to bed extra early that night and I didn’t leave my bedroom for the next I-don’t-even-know-how-many days. Worst. Flu. Ever. My husband was now in charge of all of us. And then, of course, he got it.
Let’s just say December wasn’t our best month! It’s a busy one anyway with my son’s birthday (double digits this year!), then the holidays. But all of the illness really sucked the fun out of a good chunk of it. I started feeling sorry for myself at one point and then put things into perspective. Yep. Our house was a makeshift infirmary and the good people at Grubhub kept us alive. Birthday parties were canceled and holiday parties were too. But we healed. The chaotic pace of life resumed and with that came a little extra gratitude.

It’s true what they say; if you have your health, you have everything. But, as cliché as it sounds, it’s also 100 percent true. It’s a reminder to take care of our bodies the best we can and allow for plenty of self-care when we are down and out. Sickness happens. Bad days happen. But brighter days are ahead.

Here’s to a happy, healthy 2023!


Jenny Matthews co-hosts The Morning Drive with Mike Kellar + Jenny Matthews on Q104 New Hit Country, weekday mornings from 6 – 10am.
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