For all those who will be spending Christmas in hospital…my heart goes out to you.

For all those who will be spending Christmas in hospital…my heart goes out to you.

As Christmas is on the horizon, I think of all the parents and children who are going through a challenging time with their Hydrocephalus. For all those who will be spending Christmas in hospital…my heart goes out to you. However, I pray that the time together will be the silver lining for you. I pray also, that you recover and heal fully and can soon put this time behind you.

It’s never easy when the person you love has to endure pain or suffering. It’s not easy watching a child you love more than life itself, and have so many hopes and dreams of a bright future for…seem as if they are facing the end. Remaining positive is just about the hardest thing you ever have to do and seeing the light at the end of the tunnel is not easy…I know. For sanity’s sake…you need to push through and expect the best, no matter what. If you feel that this is unfair, if you are angry, then allow yourself to feel that way. Let the emotion play itself out and let it subside – you are allowed.

At times like these, I realize just how lucky I am to have my family around me…I am thankful that I get to spend another Christmas with them.

We come into this world with nothing and we will leave this world with nothing. However, the people around us, the ones who touch our lives deeply…will always remain imprinted on our hearts. If you or a loved one, is currently facing the unknown of yet another brain surgery, take heed in the fact that the sun will shine again for you. Seasons change literally from one day to the next. You might be feeling like it’s all gloomy at the moment but the sun WILL shine again for you. This will be a time when you can sit and look back on…and be thankful that you made it through.

The world carries on outside regardless of time standing still for you within those hospital walls. This seems to be a cruel reality. But, the next Christmas will be yours…a time when you will be thankful for all that you have and this time, right now, will become a distant memory. The gloom of this moment will be overpowered by the joy of the days to come.

Do not become disheartened. Do not give up. Do not let this one moment in life, determine the rest of what’s left.

Hydrocephalus is a condition, which we have no control over. I think it’s safe to assume that everyone touched by this condition pretty much hates its guts. Take a stand against it. Show it you will not give in, will not succumb and will not go down without putting up the fight of your life. Take what it throws at you, keep your head up high and walk away, knowing that you gave it your all.

I pray that this festive season, you find the things that matter most to you. And, know that somewhere in the world, someone is thinking about you and cares about what you are going through…right now…because I do.

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