I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
As parents, we often live our lives in fear. We are entrusted with precious little lives and given the responsibility to secure their wellbeing and safety. We will be confronted with many moments in which we will be fearful, but fear is not the enemy. Sometimes our fears can push us in the right direction. It is our job to push through fear and show our little ones that they too can be strong and overcome hardships. After all hardships build perseverance and character. Fear is natural, fear is normal, but we all can find the inner strength to push through. I believe that each person has strength beyond what they can imagine. Parenting is often hard, but let’s just take things one step at a time. We don’t have to be perfect, we just have to do our best.
On another note, my thoughts are with Mandela-the great triumphant Mandela, who laid down his life in sacrifice so that his people can be accorded the rights that all humans deserve. In this time of your struggle, I pray that God will give you the strength to get well.