Thursday, May 16, 2013

16th May 2013

Victoria is loving the hippotherapy and enjoying riding on Wedge. Here she is getting ready to give him a kiss! If you would like to know a bit more about hippotherapy, check out this website: Hippotherapy YouTube video.
Victoria has been well enough to have chemotherapy both last week and this week. Even though her neutrophils are a bit low, she was allowed to attend a school excursion today to Oakvale Farm and had a great day.
Please pray that Victoria continues to be well, despite the flu season commencing.
A couple of weeks ago when we were having a session with the psychologist in the paediatric oncology department, I noticed this poem by Dorothy Law Nolte on the wall. You may have read this poem before, but I had not seen it before, and thought it was worth sharing.
Children learn what they live
If a child lives with criticism,
he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility,
he learns to fight.
If a child lives with fear,
he learns to be apprehensive.
If a child lives with pity,
he learns to feel sorry for  himself.
If a child lives with ridicule,
he learns to be shy.
If a child lives with jealousy,
he learns what envy is.
If a child lives with shame,
he learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with encouragement,
he learns to be confident.
If a child lives with tolerance,
he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with praise,
he learns to be appreciative.
If a child lives with acceptance,
he learns to love.
If a child lives with approval,
he learns to like himself,
If a child lives with recognition,
he learns that it is good to have a goal.
If a child lives with sharing,
he learns about generosity.
If a child lives with honesty and fairness,
he learns what truth and justice are.
If a child lives with security,
he learns to have faith in himself and in those about him.
If a child lives with friendliness,
he learns that the world is a nice place in which to live.
If you live with serenity,
your child will live with peace of mind
With what is your child living?
That poem is very thought-provoking, and certainly prompted me to think about some of the less than desirable behaviours I sometimes demonstrate to our children!
And whilst I know I am very much less than perfect, I thank God for His grace that is readily available to us as parents, and know that this scripture is true for our lives ...
And the grace (unmerited favour and blessing) of our Lord (actually) flowed out superabundantly and beyond measure for me, accompanied by faith and love that are (to be realised) in Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 12 v14 (AMP)
Thank you again for your continued prayers, support and encouragement. It is hard to believe that Victoria has now completed 45 weeks of treatment! We thank God that he has our precious daughter in the palm of His hand.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear she is back having some therapy with the horses, I know how much she has enjoyed this in the past......Really love the poem, very inspiring, sending you infinite love....Love Always, Auntie Michelle.....