Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day 53 - Cheerful Hat

Thought of the day: Lila was sick earlier this morning and recovered happily after a long nap.  Tonight it was Jasmine's turn to get sick with a bad headache.  I know she will be well again tomorrow, but how can a parent not have this heart in the throat, momentarily lost and very scared feeling when a child suddenly throws up or screams in pain, no matter how many times this may have happened before?  Yes, you know that your child will be OK, but deep in the heart the worst fear is always lurking.  We can be so easily carried away by fears that may sometimes be legitimate but are oftentimes irrational, fears that you don't want to face or admit but can never escape from.  Being human is like taking a ride on a roller coaster of emotions - a ride for the life time - and the more people you're deeply attached to, the more intense the ride is going to feel.  This is also a moment when I really sympathize with the single parents.  Being with a sick child alone must be very scary, bonding but very scary.  I hope they all have a support network which they can rely on and get reassurance from.

Photo of the day:
Jasmine loves her new, bright, cheerful knitted hat.  She asked me to take a picture of her with the hat this morning, when she was still as happy and bubbly as can be.

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