Thursday, 27 August 2015
Then there are the curveballs: The lifechanging events, which no one should ever have to deal with. Allergic reactions to medication, not the kind one can stop or fix: Severe Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. When a parent has to face this, they do not think for a moment, they walk into the fire, through it and out of it. We can not suffer for our children, paint rainbows for them, all we can do, is love them.
Equip them with the tools and skills for life, then we have to step back, giving them the opportunity to trail blaze their path in life. It is one of the hardest things to do, letting go. Then the most surprising thing happen. As they go on this journey, they come back to you, talk to you and you discover, they are using what they have learnt and all the hard work as a parent has been worth it.