celebrating the heroes.

November 30, 2012, Michaela Evanow, 2 Comments

Every time I go to Children’s Hospital, I’m reminded of the incredible strength, determination, love and hope of parents with children that are sick or have unique conditions. I see them every time, and long to hear their story. Their grown children were once babies too. They went through the same shock and grief and terror. What are their lives like now? They often make it look easy, but I can assure you, it may not always be easy. It’s amazing what the world demands of mothers and fathers in these situations. Eat, drink, do the dishes, wash your clothes, love each other, change your six year olds diaper, insert this, watch for that, mix this, protect, meet the specialist who treats you with such indifference.

Each one is a hero. There’s something to be said for those parents that weave hospital visits into their everyday lives. Specialists, machines, medication, prayer, support, all life giving and an integral part of their lives.

It’s not easy, you know, seeing specialists, waiting in lobby’s with skylights so high and ghastly electric blue chairs. It’s not easy watching doctors judge your child, examine them, and even interact with them.

It’s a reminder that all is not well in one’s world.

I am so thankful that Florence has not been sick, has never been hospitalized and does not have any complications. I feel such a peace about this, and celebrate it every single day.

I also celebrate those I know that have children with different needs, children that survived against all the odds.

They are fighters, each and every one of them.

I celebrate you today, you know who you are.

I celebrate the ones that I pass in the hallways in the hospital, making eye contact, smiling a small smile. Just knowing that they know what it feels like to carry a burden for ones child makes me love them deeply.

You are heros. You and your beautiful children.


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  • Reply Princess Beverley,( Grandma) November 30, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    Yes, they are heroes, and amazing grace is given to them to go through. Love is the force that causes these ones to push through it all. Love for their child! When you think of the compassion that people have when there is a world crisis, or family crisis, or their children in crisis, you have to wonder, consider, and meditate on the power of that love. You wonder if they ever think why do I feel this way? Where am I getting this strength from? How do I go through every day? Faith works by love. Whether people realize it or not they are using faith. Faith to get in an elevator, faith to believe things will get better, or faith to believe things will not. Your blog just caused me to think about how people process it all! GOD IS LOVE! That’s it! His DNA is in us. He causes us to care and to have strength and courage and so much more and some do not even thank Him, or are even aware that He really cares is already helping them. I pray for more acute awareness in my own life in all He has done and how involved He is with us.

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