I just finished reading posts from the blog site “Little Zephy’s Mission” and I can’t help but be touched by the resiliency of the parents. I couldn’t stop crying.
I’m not sure if most of you have already come across the story of this beautiful little girl named Zephy but for those of you who have not, please check out her mom’s blog.
Their story reminds me that while most parents have the trait of resiliency, it is the parents of special needs children who have mastered it, I believe. Yes, we have to be brave but most importantly, we have to be resilient because resiliency will help us get over setbacks and move on.
We are not brave all the time but we are resilient always.
How many of us have to clean our child’s G-tube while tears are flowing down our cheeks? How many of us have to control the shaking of our hands because doctors are reviving our child in respiratory distress? And how many of us spend sleepless nights in the hospital watching over our kid hooked to machines? I’m sure you’ll agree that in those times, we are not the bravest though we try to be.
But we are resilient. We bounce back because our children need us.