Dealing with difficult situations
Having come through treatment, and end of treatment
, I can see now the incredible resilience and empathy that Henry has learnt through his experience. I truly believe that these characteristics will help Henry
through his life when dealing with difficult situations. I have learnt that I can get through the hardest of times even when it feels impossible. As a family, we have developed coping strategies and a deep understanding of the importance of appreciating each day. It was hard, no doubt, but what we learnt as a family was to take each day as it comes, look for the silver linings in the simple things, not dwell on the things we couldn’t do and find ways to make the best of our new situation without thinking too much about the future. A tricky balancing act but mostly we managed to adapt to our ‘new normal’
with some days better than others. Henry, his Dad and I would really like to share the things that helped us through in the hope that they may help you and your family too. I think that by counting every tiny achievement each day like this, it will eventually add up to you being able to do more than you ever imagined.