One child’s diagnosis was too much for me to process, let alone three children’s. The Lord has graciously guided us in praying for our children.
Then Jesus took each one of the children, and laying His hands on them, He blessed them. How gently, how kindly, and how tenderly he treated them! What a joy to this mother’s heart to see how much He loved the children! What a lesson to us as parents to love our children, never to push them aside.
As we strive together to raise our children to be men and women of godly character, let us praise God for giving us all we need to achieve His will, no matter our limitations.
Parents of chronically ill kids are the best people. They’re the best at encouraging without offering advice, at listening without trying to one-up with their own story. And they’re the best at offering empathy that comes from having walked a similar road. I could learn from these parents.