Hope for Hurting Parents of a Sick Child
There is nothing more devastating to a parent than to see your child suffer from a disease or serious illness. Whether a particular health issue presented itself before birth, upon delivery or years later, parents' grief, worry and discouragement over an ill child can at times be almost too much to bear.
The feelings of helplessness often seem overwhelming. If you could, you would change places with your child in an instant. And in a time where so much is focused on your child — as it should be — parents' lives can easily whirl out of control, with their own needs forgotten or suppressed.
With doctor appointments, second opinions, testing, trips to the pharmacy, updates to loved ones, and so on, there's not much down time left for you.
When you find yourself feeling stretched almost to the point of breaking, there are healthy ways to gather strength to cope, and in turn, reflect hope to your child.
Whether you've been dealing with a child's illness for a long time or have recently received a devastating diagnosis for your young one, know that one of the best ways you can help your child is to learn to cope with courage.
So, hang in there. While it's true that you may not be able to take away all of your child's pain and suffering, your love will continue to heal and nurture his heart.