Today, amidst my own internal struggles with dental issues, antibiotics, and so on, I realized that I need to write about our journey with all of it. As a breastfeeding mother of an almost 4 year old who has lots of dental hurdles, I feel pretty alone when it comes to knowing others have been here and survived.
Tonight, as I watch my sweet boy sleeping while the antibiotics begin to enter his bloodstream, I am going to begin writing about it, starting from the very beginning. I’m not sure if I will keep it to myself, in my journal to River’s adult-self, or if I will submit it to a magazine so others will feel a little less alone. I just know that I need to write about it, I need to honor and witness the beginning of my lessons as a parent.