posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 05:26 PM
This OP blessed me in so many different way's......
As adult's we so very often underestimate the capacity children often have to understand the world and their ability to make sense of it. Often
time's it is because we wish to delay or protect their innocence and whilst that is desirable and admirable some situation's demand for honesty and
truth, even though it may be painful and uncomfortable to give this to little souls we cherish and love. Sometime's we can't shield them from real
life no matter how we wish we could.......
A few year's ago my daughter was diagnosed with cancer and I was neither prepared or felt equipped as a parent...it's not something I had ever
considered I would have to face. There was no option to shield her from the truth. The doctor's asked me if I wanted to tell her myself or did I want
them to tell her and explain what her cancer was and how they were going to fight it. I had absolutely no idea how you tell your small child they have
cancer and so I opted for them telling her whilst I was present holding her hand of course. So the same week she turned 7 year's the doctor's
explained very well and in a way she could understand that she had cancer and what treatment she would have to help the good soldier's in her body
get stronger and fight the bad soldier's.
She took the new's very well and she understood what she had to do to get better and accepted it. She showed more wisdom and made many more self
discoveries at such a young age than I could ever claim to have done in the whole of my adult life up to that point. She had two and half year's of
chemo and she remain's in remission.I am very proud of her and I shall forever be in awe of her......
Someone else mentioned the word hero....hero's come in many shape's and form's. At a time when many doubt and and groan at humanity and often view
it as a lost cause.....it's reading thing's like the OP that reaffirm's to me that human's are capable of love and sacrifice on a grand scale.
You are blessed to have your family and they are blessed to have you...and I am blessed for reading your post. Thank you for touching my heart and
putting a smile on my face.