Sunday, 7 August 2011

A Thought

In some ways, I think we have asked too much of child one and two. On occasion, I have turned to the husband to say that I just feel so sorry for them. They haven't rejected their funny looking bald mother. They haven't resisted helping their dad who has been doing his best to run the house. And, they haven't, not once, said that they want to get off the cancer train. They have just kept going along in their little routine (which hasn't changed too much) day after day.

But, what is it that we ask of children during times like this? We ask them to develop and practice patience, kindness, forgiveness, selflessness, compassion, discipline and obedience (can't think of any more). Is that too much to ask of anyone? Even a child? No way.

I'm not going to feel sorry for my children anymore. This is good. What wonderful life lessons they have been learning.

Just a thought.

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