Yet one of the "perks" of him being sick (if I can phrase it that way) is that he is a bit needy and very snuggly. On sick days he loses his independent streak and rests his head on mama or dada's shoulder. He is content to be held and to rest. He would rather be near us than with his toys.
And I thought of the verse in the Bible yesterday where Jesus talked about coming for the sick - which of course He meant more than physically sick (though He came for them, too). And I thought how when we are at our low points, we lose our independent streaks and acknowledge that we just want to be held so that we can rest. We realized the contentment found in the arms of God when we have been stripped of everything else.
"Then Jesus said, 'Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.'" Matthew 11:28 (NLT)