A Dose of Reality - Page 2
To all Moms out there- what if this happened to you? I know that my husband would never take my children away from me forever and not allow me to see them, even if I was in a vegetative state. I almost feel that if I did have some sort of awareness my children might keep me going. Even today, as I am healthy (and darn lucky to be healthy) my children are what drive me to succeed, to be everything I can be, to wake up another day. To me, there is nothing like being a Mother and I would hope that no one would take that away from me, even in a vegetative state.
I'm sure that her ex-husband has the best intentions for his children, feeling that he doesn't want to traumatize them. He probably feels so protective of the three little lives that he cares for, and doesn't want anything to happen to them. But what happened to being honest to children? Telling them the truth? Letting them know that sometimes people get sick and don't get better?
Whatever happened to reality?
It would be much easier to live life if everything was bunnies and rainbows, but it's not. Life is hard, and the sooner children figure out that not everything is perfect... I feel they will have a much easier time adjusting to the hardships that we all seem to encounter. And perhaps this is just my opinion, but it seems the longer her ex-husband doesn't tell his children what happened to their Mother and the older they get before they are allowed to see her the more traumatizing this all could be for them?
But above all, if they could have any relationship with their Mother at all... that to me is priceless. Sure, she didn't change their diapers when they were infants, and she won't be there for their first day of Kindergarten. But she can still be there, in some way, maybe thinking that her life is worth fighting for.
Jenny K. is a mother of two little boys, with a baby girl arriving in August. While Jenny K. may be overly sensitive to some issues, it's only because she has a big heart! You can also follow Jenny K. at her personal blog, or tweet with her on Twitter.