A couple of my ‘CHD’ friends posted a link to this blog post today.
I found it very moving but have to admit I’m currently falling rather short of the model of parental love and devotion depicted here.
Seventeen years on, it serves a reminder of how I should try to be. In my defence, though, what I struggle with is how to incorporate the attention DD needs into a whole-family life. When she was in hospital it was easier to devote myself 100% to her, knowing that DS was well looked after wherever he was at the time. In my experience it is after the longed-for return home that things get more complicated and messy.