As parents, it’s our job to sacrifice ourselves, not our children. It’s our job to protect our children and for the majority of us, we get that right. But where some parents serve to protect themselves out of selfishness, it’s the children that become the victims. Sadly, the recent sad story about Sherin Mathews reinforces that view. Beautiful angel.
I turn to my own life and what I had to deal with. Each and every blog I write, reminds me of what I went through as a child. My blog allows me to reflect on my own childhood experiences on what I had to deal with. My thoughts right a wrong. It’s a reflection tool, not so others can justify themselves, but so they can look at where they could have done things differently.
As parents, it’s our job to protect our children. No child should have to deal with abuse. Children are just children, they rely on us. We were all children once. What we must take from our childhood, is that it’s up to us to change the way we perceive our life, post childhood. We can’t change what’s happened to us, but we can become stronger.
In my own case, although I’m not happy with the way my life has played out up to my diagnosis, I have now found a better way to address my issues. I understand why my life had to happen this way, but even with my understanding, it in no way gets others responsible off the hook.
The long and short is, however our life plays out, others who are responsible and accountable for their part, still very much remain responsible and accountable.