Tuesday, February 1, 2011

360. Imagination


My daughter Abigail is an amazing little person. She is so kind, sweet, and empathetic. When my mom is in her other world and I am so frustrated by not being able to communicate with her, Abigail can jump right in and talk to her. I am sure a lot has to do with the fact that she is only 8 and can call up an imaginary world herself. I worry about the effect this will have on my children - watching their Grandmother slip further and further from reality. It stresses me out, but Abigail seems to go with the flow.


2 comments:

  1. Wow, I LOVE that image! It says so much! At least the girls are part of the process with their grandmother. They are able to share as much as they can with her, even though she is slipping away slowly. That time is precious!

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  2. I think children are "right there" with the people they love, and they do not judge. I remember with my father's profound mental illness, that when I was a little child, I had no embarrassment about it. Sometimes it seemed he just acted weird...no big deal.. The pain came much later, but by having that experience, I developed a certain compassion for behaviors in people that they cannot help. I know, because of your guidance, this will be the case for your girls.

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