Friday, January 18, 2013
Grateful For Good Health
During my own childhood, my parents had to deal with me having hip dysplasia as a baby and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis from 18 months of age. Weekly hospital appointments were a part of our lives for some time, along with no doubt much worry for my Mum and Dad. It is only now that I have become a mother myself and have recently gone through a flare up of my arthritis that I can truly understand how hard it must have been for them to see me in pain, to tuck me into bed each night with splints on both my legs and to blow me a kiss as I was wheeled into the operating theatre.
This week, I am so immensely grateful, more than ever, for our two healthy girls, whose only visits to doctors have been for colds and viruses and typical childhood illnesses. I am grateful that we live in a country where we have access to medical professionals and services. And I am grateful that any health issues in our household at the moment are minor ones that I am facing, rather than my loved ones...