My daughter has a serious health issue that has been affecting her life in many challenging ways since she was a child. As a parent, it’s been a rough ride, holding her hand through all of the ups and downs that she faces each day.
Today, another terrible situation happened related to her health challenges. She is in so much emotional pain and my heart is breaking. This is the hardest part of being a parent, watching things happen and being unable to do anything to change it.
Got me thinking today about why really amazing, precious people often face terrible challenges in life. It just does not seem fair. I know all the platitudes, “It’s meant to be.” “We create our own reality” “Life is suffering”, and so many other statements I’ve heard over the years to sooth those who are in pain.
When I’m feeling good, all of those things make sense, but when the pain comes, there often does not seem to be any words that will help. It just seems to take time for the pain to work it’s way out of our system.
Sometimes we just need to give ourselves time and space to be sad, to be angry, to mourn and to resent some of the realities of being in a human body. Bad things do happen to good people and it’s okay to be pissed off and hurting.
If any of you are in the habit of saying prayers or sending light energy to support others, my daughter Jenni could use some light energy today. I’d appreciate the support. It’s all I can do….. to send her light, to hold her in my heart and let her know that she is loved.