Sunday, August 22, 2010
When Life Throws You a Curve Ball
If you are a parent you understand that the minute your child is born your life will forever change it's axis and the world as you knew it will change forever. As your children grow and learn about life and all that it has to offer we as parents want them to experience only the "GOOD" in life and to protect them from all that will make them unhappy and sad and break their hearts.
Our wonderful daughter Jamie had a miscarriage last Saturday and her heart is breaking. She and her husband are devastated and are grieving for their dream and what may have been. I know that she and her husband will be parents in the future but right know for our girl the future seems a long way away. As her mom I know that it will take time for her to heal. As much as I wish that I could pull out a magic eraser and make all the pain go away I understand that life is a culmination of happy and sad experiences. These experiences will help define the emotional growth of our daughter and son-in-law and help prepare them for the immense job of parenting their future children. They too will only want the "GOOD" for their family but will more clearly understand that no matter how much you love or want to protect your children from unhappy and sad times they are a part of our life's experience. Our daughter and her husband who both view the world with their "cups overflowing" are beginning to look forward to their future.
When you sign up for being a parent know one can tell you just how wonderful and exciting and hard that it can be. I would not choose to change a minute of being a MOM even if I knew ahead of time how heart wrenching it sometimes can be. Hugs, Donna