Friday, September 23, 2011


Thanks to Amanda for posting this quote on Facebook this morning!

You did then what you knew how to do, and when you knew better, you did better
~ Maya Angelou

This applies so well to parenting. Your kid doesn't come with an instruction manual, although there are so many parenting books written, you couldn't possibly figure out which one to follow. My mom said it best in my post about kindergarten - you make the best decisions you can at the time, with the information that you have, when done with love, that's the best that you can do.

It's also a great reminder that every day, every experience, presents an opportunity to learn more, to overcome another challenge, and to use that experience to better inform your decisions in the future.

So while we should never lament the decisions we've made, we should also be vigilant to always do better when we have the chance.

In other news, Gavin's blood pressure was down a lot today. Lower than any recorded measurement in 4 years. I am really glad it's down, but it's a little frustrating that this measurement is down at the 11th hour. It makes me want to hook him up to a machine 24/7! I know I just need to be patient and wait for the Dr. visit....but it's kind of like when their fever is 104 at home and fine by the time you get to the Dr's office - even though you had valid reason for concern, you feel a little silly when they stop acting sick the minute you get the office.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Just remember, BP is a hard thing to get accurately. It will probably always fluctuate - have you tried any natural therapies? I forgot to tell you about chrysanthemum tea also.

I totally know what you mean. Every time Emery is sick I take him to the doctor and he starts singing at the top of his lungs and running around.