Instilling Compassion

My son leaned over yesterday and said, “Mom, you aren’t sick like you used to be.” It took me a second to remember what he was talking about. Once I remembered, a feeling of gratitude and sadness overwhelmed me.

The first 6 years of my sons life and first 3 of my daughters, I remember days where I had to explain to them I can’t play because “mommy hurts.” My kids knew the heating pad was the only thing that helped after a long day of playing or work.

What was I battling for much of my life? Endometriosis. A medical condition where surgery is the only way to find more lasting relief, at least for me.

I was grateful Liam provided me the opportunity to show him how the medical field, and one doctor in particular provided the answer and relief to my pain. Dr. Cara King is the only practicing doctor in Ohio that is trained in how to extract Endometriosis in a way the diminishes the likelihood of it growing back.

I had surgery February 2022 and continue to be symptom free. Although struggling for 20+ years with this diagnosis, I know it has shaped me into a more compassionate, strong, and motivated person.

My son further shows me how compassionate and loving he is by his deep and insightful thoughts. Although I wish he didn’t have to understand why mommy couldn’t do certain things, my hope is it turns him into a man that can truly understand and provide compassion and empathy for others. So far I’m seeing it💕

By compassionenriched

Hi! I am a Counselor, Art Therapist, and Clinical Supervisor by day. Mother mornings and nights. Advocate, writer, and compassionate thinker when possible.

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