This morning Murray was playing with our puppy Daisy and was stroking her very sweetly. I commented on how nice he was being to her. He lent down, gave her a kiss on the head and said, “I love you so much Daisy, please don’t die.”
On hearing something like this my heart really does break a little. All I want to do is protect my child from heartache and pain. From loss and the harsh realities of life. And I know that I cant and that’s hard. I so wish I could just wrap him in cotton wool. He is not even 4 years old and has already experienced his own pain and loss, as well as having to deal with his parents hurting so very very much. Its a burden no little person should have to have dealt with. It will shape who he will become and I can only try and ensure it shapes him in a positive way, in building resilience, rather than in breaking him down.