Friday, March 25, 2011

Glimpsing Other's Lives

Watching Remick so quickly make due with his cast, scooting all over the floor with his cast sticking out ahead of him like a compass, almost brings me to tears. Okay, so it does bring me to tears, but I'm not known for hiding my emotions. I've read a few blogs of people whose children are battling pediatric cancer or prematurity, and they often talk about their children's ability to life life fully, bravely facing the obstacles in their way. They talk about the unfairness of having their children deal with such adversity. I in know way can begin to fully understand what have experience, I will say that seeing Remick make due with his cast, find new ways to aggravate his brother, and get around, and not seem at all affected by his obstacle gives me glimpses of these feelings. I feel badly that he can't jump off the couch like he normally does, that he won't be able to run around in the grass (though it's covered in snow this morning) now that we can finally go outside, that he won't get to go swimming in the pool we've booked for a few weeks from now. I am so thankful our period of adversity is so short. I can't imagine what it would be like to have a child battling adversity forever. To see them and know all that they were missing out on, and to watch them face it all with a smile on their face. I really can't imagine that.

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