The latest stay at Bear Cottage is drawing to an end….As we pack up, Samuel gets in one last peaceful rest in front of the fishtank.
Leaving this time is far more comfortable than at the end of my last stay, after Samuel had decided not yet and going home felt like leaving the hospital for the first time after his accident. This time we continue with the routine established since then.
Heading home, despite the continued challenges that Samuels circumstances bring, is always, always a privilege….
Not everyone has the privilege
Our stay has been a reminder that the beauty of Bear Cottage comes with a very important purpose. During our stay a couple of families have been in the same position as we were earlier in the year.
Like us one family has had a temporary reprieve and has headed home after a six week stay.
Sadly the other family has not and their beautiful little girl died.
I am grateful that the family had access to a place like Bear Cottage to support them, and I hope that the support makes this time as peaceful as it can possibly be for them now and into the future without their child.
Hug them while you have them
Take all those kids that you have in your lives, show them you love, hug them… They may not be here for long..